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Video: this Abarth 124 racecar looks like a Dodge Viper
And it sounds pretty mean, too. Listen to this Fiat-based GT4 racer test at Monza
We weren’t sure what to make of the Fiat 124 Spider when it first launched, specifically in the styling department. We compared it to the Dodge Viper, and not necessarily in a good way.
Time has looked on the 124 kindly though, and we quite like the way it looks now. And this new 124 racecar manages to look like a Dodge Viper in a really good way. Just look at those vented front wheel arches…
It’s rumoured to be the new Abarth 124 GT4 racer, and it looks and sounds mean in this video as it tests around Monza. Sure, it’s covered in camo, but a few swirly lines hardly get in the way of understanding the sheer size and aggression of the wee 124’s wing, diffuser and arches. And just look at those neat little dive planes.
The engine could be the 1.75-litre from the Alfa Romeo 4C, but tuned up to somewhere in the region of 400bhp. It sounds great in this video; the sound’s brutal rather than beautiful, but then that’s the car to a tee.
Reports suggest it’s being developed ready for the Italian GT Championship next year. What do you reckon; could this be the GT4 car for you?