A few of you may be disappointed after hearing the loss of 10hp in the U.S. spec Abarth 124 Spider but it’s not so bad if you think of the Elaborazione Abarth as a sporty edition of the 124 Spider, like how the Miata Club is to the standard Miata.
Both trims have limited-slip differential, 17-inch wheels, front and rear Bilstein dampers, optional Brembo brakes, and the Elaborazione Abarth’s performance is similar to the Miata’s Club package.
Even with the missing 10 horses you’ll still get the rest of the Europe Abarth features like the matte black hood and trunk lid, chrome quad exhaust system with a unique engine note, and a more aggressive front and rear facia. The Elaborazione sport suspension with mono-tube Bilstein front and rear shock absorbers will increase the vehicle’s traction and improve its handling.
Also unique to the Elaborazione Abarth trim is a Sport mode that changes the calibrations of the engine, automatic transmission, electric power steering and dynamic stability control system for improved responsiveness and a sportier driving experience.
We don’t have the pricing for either the base or Abarth models but the Miata Club costs around $3600 more than the base model so we could see a similar price difference with the 124 Spider.