Abarth will arrive at the Geneva Motor Show 2017 with a good amount of news. We have already talked about the new Abarth 595 Track, and now is the time to present another special edition, but this time the Italian roadster. The new Abarth 124 Spider Scorpione is ready for its debut at the Swiss event, and will feature a very interesting mechanical configuration and a distinctive aesthetic of the base model.As we can see in the pictures, the new Abarth 124 Spider Scorpione comes up with a more sinister, elegant and interesting air. The unit that will be exhibited at the Abarth booth will feature a body painted in ‘San Marino Black 1972’ combined with details in ‘GrayForgiato’. It will also be available in the colors ‘White Turini 1975’, ‘Blue Isola d’Elba 1974’ and ‘GrayPortogallo 1974’. And if we take a look at its rear, we will see that a Monza Record with Dual Mode exhaust system will be present. This exhaust system allows to change the trajectory of the exhaust gases according to their pressure to ensure a linear supply of power and torque.The interior features a new leather upholstery and black microfiber for the seats. According to the brand, this tapestry helps to ensure maximum support.The rest of the features and equipment offered by the Abarth 124 Spider Scorpione will remain unchanged. Therefore, it will count on a complete equipment of security, comfort and of entertainment. In addition, the model shown in Geneva will be equipped with the ‘Pack Plus Plus’ which includes elements such as the 7.0-inch touch-screen radio and audio equipment signed by Bose.In mechanical terms, this special edition Abarth 124 Spider Scoprione, will come exclusively associated with the 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 170 hp and 250 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission and optionally it is possible to opt for an Esseesse sequential automatic transmission. Thanks to this mechanics, the Italian roadster will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 232 km / h.
For now, information such as the number of units that will go on sale, its release date and its price, are still unknown. We will have to wait for your presentation at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to get all the information of the Abarth 124 Spider Scorpione.
2017 – FIAT 124 SPIDER EUROPA
In 1981 Pininfarina presented at the Geneva Motor Show the Fiat 124 Spider Europe, a special series of the Italian convertible that 36 years later is reissued with the same denomination and will again make its world premiere in Geneva.
The new Fiat 124 Spider Europe comes with its body painted in Red Passione color and features 17-inch alloy wheels that show a four-spoke design, since it is a format very similar to the original model of 1981.In addition, the Fiat 124 Spider Europe stands out for some other exterior details that are characteristic of this version, such as the ‘124’ logos on the front grille, silver-painted exterior mirrors, black leather-lined seats and a badge that identifies the series Special.
For the time being the Italian brand did not specify how many copies will be produced of this special limited edition, nor what will be its price.
2017 – FIAT 126p TOM HANKS BY CARLEX DESIGN
The relationship between the actor Tom Hanks and the Polish Fiat 126 was born as Hanks published in his official profile on Twitter some photographs of himself posing with the small model of the Italian brand. This caught the attention of his admirers and now the American actor will receive a completely restored and personalized gift.This was possible thanks to a project driven by Monika Jaskólska, who managed to raise money to carry out this action, which eventually ended up involving Carlex Design, Polish preparer, who put their specialists to work on the project to achieve a completely customized Fiat 126 for the actor .It is well known that Hanks is a typewriter collector, which is why Carlex personnel have included switches that resemble those found on an old typewriter. The rest of the car has been updated with quality materials, with leather upholstery and a logo that identifies it with the inscription ‘Bielsko-Biala for Tom Hanks’ and ‘One of One’.The actor will receive the car in the United States thanks to LOT, the Polish national airline that offered to transport it for free. No doubt an excellent marketing action.German coach Pogea Racing presented its latest program. It is the ARES 500, which develops 404 horsepower and a maximum torque of 445 Nm, extracted from the 4-cylinder 1.4-liter turbo engine derived from the Abarth 500. Of course, to achieve this yield, few parts were kept original, since countless have been replaced to achieve this impressive level of power.The ARES 500 Pogea Racing debuts new forged pistons, new connecting rods, new crankshaft, new drive shaft and reinforced valve springs. In addition, it receives a larger turbo, larger capacity fuel injectors and an improved cooling system, plus a reinforced five-speed manual transmission, a revised clutch, an aluminum steering wheel and a new exhaust system.But the mechanical modifications do not end there, as it also has a new KW Clubsport suspension, larger diameter brake discs, six-piston brake calipers and 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
In terms of its design, the body debuts several components in carbon fiber, which includes new bumpers, hood, mudguards, front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and roof spoiler. With all these modifications, the body turned out to be 48 millimeters wider than in the conventional model. For the color of the body, Pogea Racing chose the graycolor of the Lamborghini Reventon.
For the interior, it opens new bucket seats with two-tone leather upholstery, Alcantara panel with exposed red seams, and a new Pioneer infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, which replaces the standard sound system.
The price of this little car is not cheap. Pogea Racing has set a price for Europe of 58,500 euros with the car included, now, only the mechanical upgrade without the body kit, has a cost of 21,000 euros. The carbon fiber body kit can be replaced with a plastic one, logically with a much lower price.2017 – FIAT 500 ABARTH CINQUONE BY ROMEO FERRARIThe ‘Cinquone’, a radical edition of the Abarth 500 by Italian coach Romeo Ferraris, has just received an update. The model adopts the modifications that are present in the recently upgraded Fiat 500, retaining the qualities that characterize the model of the Milanese preparer.Romeo Ferraris Cinquone has a number of innovations, both from the aesthetic and technical points of view. In its 2017 edition, it adopts wide wheel arches, side skirts, 18-inch alloy wheels and a customizable interior, where there is plenty of Alcantara and carbon fiber.
In mechanical terms, the Romeo Ferraris can extract 170, 210 or 248 hp from the Abarth 500’s 1.4-liter T-Jet engine. The first power level only includes a reprogramming of the ECU, while the intermediate level adds new injectors and a turbo of larger dimensions, finally the version with 248 hp of power and a maximum torque of 330 Nm includes more radical changes in the engine.
It also includes a dual exhaust system that guarantees aggressive sound, as well as specific springs and shock absorbers, which ensure improved cornering behavior.In its most powerful version the Romeo Ferraris Cinquoneis able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of more than 240 km / h.
2017 – FIAT 500 C MISSONI EDITION
Over the last few years we have seen all sorts of work done by Garage Italia Customs’s Italians, some more successful, such as the 500 Star Wars , and other more questionable ones, such as the 500 Kar-masutra . This time comes one of his latest projects, called Fiat 500 C Missoni Edition and was made on the basis of the popular urban model of the Italian brand.
A unique vehicle, of which only one specimen was made that was recently auctioned. The Fiat 500 C Missoni Edition differs from a normal Fiat 500 C by its exterior, which has a decoration inspired by the works of the stylist Angela Missoni. The colorful design is combined with geometric shapes that make it clear that this is not a conventional Fiat 500 C.
The interior also received changes, with new upholstery matching the look of the exterior with materials assigned to the occasion by Missoni herself. Garage Italia Customs manufactured this vehicle with the aim of donating it to be auctioned to help a good cause.
The auction of the Fiat 500 C Missoni Edition was recently held in Milan, Italy, where the AIDS Research Foundation held a gala event where an anonymous bid paid no less than 50,000 euros for this Fiat 500. A sum that would seem absurd if the money were not fully earmarked for AIDS research.
2017 – FIAT 500 ANNIVERSARY
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Fiat 500, the Italian brand introduced a limited special series, which features a retro inspired exterior style as well as complete equipment.
The Fiat 500 ‘Aniversario’ is renowned for its exterior colors, as well as its vintage 16-inch wheels, a complete exterior chrome package that even incorporates a chrome frame on the hood and rear view mirrors, in addition to the old Fiat logos .
As for the interior, it also comes with a retro style that shows in the tapestry, which includes rivets in the style of the upholstery of decades ago, in addition to the logo of the embroidered model on the back of the seats. The set is completed with specific rugs, plus an exclusive design panel.
With respect to the equipment, the Fiat 500 ‘Aniversario’ includes a control panel with TFT screen of 7.0 inches, a complete infotainment system UConnect with touch screen of 7.0 inches, USB, Bluetooth and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In addition, they have automatic climate control, closing with control, electric windows, electric mirrors, etc.
In mechanical terms, the configuration will be simple, as they will be offered only with the engine Fire 1.2 8V with 69 horsepower, arising coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. It will be available in closed body and cabriolet and its prices in Europe depart from 12,000 euros.