Even if I find Fiat products too boring and not as attractive as other European carmakers, once they end up at Abarth`s shop, they suddenly become extremely eye-catching and quite special from every angle you might look at.
Along the years, Fiat`s hardcore division has shaped the carmaker`s models, creating unique rides with plenty of new visual enhancements and power boost under the hood. And the their latest creation is the 124 Spider, which has recently received the shop`s special package, called Monza Edition, and introduced in Australia with whistles and bells.
Over the stock variant, this one is packed with plenty of aftermarket parts at the exterior as well as inside the cabin. The new ride also comes enhanced with more safety features and other goodies. However, it doesn’t come cheap, especially since only 30 units will ever be made. You will have to pay at least $47,580 for the 124 Spider Monza Edition with 125 kW and six-speed manual transmission; on the other hand, the 125 kW seven-speed automatic is set at $49,580. So they are both quite expensive, but I think it`s worth the price.
Speaking of the car`s arrival in Australia, Fulvio Antonelli, Director for Abarth Australia, has declared to the press that:
“The legacy of Carlo Abarth has driven the production of some of the world’s most exciting motor vehicles and this Monza Special Edition continues the realisation of his passion. Equally at home on urban roads as well as on race tracks, the Abarth 124 spider is attracting a new generation of enthusiasts in Australia with its performance, technology, comfort and ease of driving. It combines the authentic roadster experience with exemplary performance, technology, safety and distinctive Italian design.”
Just like any other special edition created by Abarth, the 124 Spider Monza Edition is available in three colours at the exterior – Turini 1975 White, Costa Brava 1972 Red as well as San Marino 1972 Black, all a tribute to the European Rally Championship wins of the vintage 124 Spider.
Besides the exquisite body colours, the Abarth 124 Spider Monza Edition also stands out from the crowd with other visual enhancements, like LED headlamps and DRLs, Record Monza exhaust system with quad pipes and bi-modal outlet and a couple more. The cabin is also exclusive with the new two-tone laether seats with black and red finish, red-accented mirror covers and so on. The safety gizmos include parking sensors, rear cross-traffic detection or blind-spot detection.
The Abarth 124 Spider Monza Edition in Australia is already available for order, so in case you decide to purchase one, then head on to one of the local Fiat dealers right away!