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Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

The Parkers Verdict

For those who already own a Fiat 124 Spider and enjoy the open-top driving experience, the Abarth performance version may seem like a pointlessly pricier alternative. And, to some extent, they have a point. The Abarth, despite its increased price tag, is no better a two-seat convertible than the Fiat 124 Spider.

However, for those who value an added sense of drama (both visually and from behind the wheel) and driver enjoyment, the Abarth 124 Spider is worth the extra cash. It feels noticeably sportier than its Fiat sibling, and is seriously good fun to take for a nice drive down a twisty country lane.

And, the best bit is that once you’ve got over the higher price, the Abarth is just as usable as the Fiat. 

Read on for the full Parkers review of the Abarth 124 Spider.