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Abarth 124 Spider

7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Abarth 124 Spider

£29,515£35,515

Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

A roadster is a simple car so let’s not overthink this – the Abarth is a front-engined, rear-drive, manual-gearboxed, manual-roofed two-seater that wants to show you a good time

Provided you don’t ask too much of it, there’s a lot to enjoy with the Abarth. It’s got a wide spread of power, it’s a good-natured daily driver and looks and feels suitably sporty.

But for the amount Abarth is charging, the 124 Spider isn’t good value. Perhaps if more attention to detail had been put into the driving experience, to make it feel more special, to give the engine more charisma, the handling more deftness, then it wouldn’t feel such a stretch. But at this level you have lots of tempting options to consider. The pull of the Abarth badge has always oversome some pretty startling price tags on its heated-up Fiat 500s, mind…

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Abarth

1.4 T Multiair 2dr

£29,515
N/A
44mpg
6.80s
170bhp
148g/km
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