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We've finally got it in writing folks -- FCA has announced that the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will be sold in North American and will make its US debut at the New York Auto Show this week.
The Abarth version of the 124 Spider uses the same 160-hp, 184 lb-ft of torque, turbo-charged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but it will also be equipped with an updated quad-tipped exhaust system that will make the roadster give off a hair-raising growl. It will also be outfitted with a Sport mode that will change the way the engine, automatic transmission, electric power steering and dynamic stability control behave to give a more performance-oriented driving experience.
Bilstein front and rear shocks will enhance handling, and Brembo brakes and calipers will look nice and give the driver even more control.
On the design front, the 124 Spider Abarth gets aggressive with revised front and rear fascias and black side-sills. The wheels, header, mirror cover and roll bar are all done in Gun Metal Aluminum, and the interior dons red contrast stitching, a black matte instrument panel, and unique gear shift knob.
No word yet on the release date for the 124 Abarth Spider, but we might hear something at the New York Auto Show reveal.