Fiat 124 Spider Abarth gets new ‘Scorpion Sting’ option

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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
'Scorpion Sting' decals on the nose of the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth | FCA photos

With Abarth celebrating its 70th anniversary, a new “Scorpion Sting” appearance group is being offered on the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth available in the United States, FCA has announced.

The 124 Spider Abarth is priced at less than $30,000, FCA said, adding that the new appearance group adds $395 to the price and includes an Abarth scorpion hood decal and side stripes in Rosso red.

 

Also available are options including an Abarth Record Monza exhaust, Abarth Velleno appearance group and Classic custom center stripe.

The roadster, available in Spider, Classica, Lusso and Abarth versions, features a 164 horsepower 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. The Abarth also has Bilstein sport suspension, a limited-slip differential, Sport Mode selector, 17-inch wheels and quad-tip exhaust. The Abarth also offers options that include Brembo brakes and Recaro seats.

“Every Fiat 124 Spider comes standard with turbocharged open-air fun,” said Tim Kuniskis, head of Alfa Romeo and also head of passenger cars for FCA North America. “The Scorpion Sting Appearance Group gives the roadster head-turning presence and yet another way to customize the fun-to-drive Fiat 124 Spider Abarth.”

The scorpion badge is “a historical nod to founder Karl Abarth, whose astrological sign was Scorpio, and represents a symbol of power and performance,” FCA said. “In addition, sleek Rosso red side stripes feature the iconic scorpion and run the length of the roadster’s body.”

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In addition to the Scorpion Sting, FCA said it will offer a Veleno appearance group with red exterior trim and Abarth-branded carpeted floor mats for the Abarth and “Double Rally Strip” and “Retro Stripe” options for the Classica.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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