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The 300 HP Fiat Abarth 124 Rally Car Better Not Break My Heart

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Fiat claims it will race this 300 horsepower, rear-drive Abarth 124 hardtop in 2017. Don’t you dare lie to me, Fiat. This car is too good and my heart is too tender.

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Illustration for article titled The 300 HP Fiat Abarth 124 Rally Car Better Not Break My Heart
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The car’s stats are pretty lustworthy: it has been stripped and caged, with an interior covered in Alcantara. The car gets four-way adjustable dampers, a six-speed sequential transmission, a limited slip differential, and other rally modifications like those tough OZ wheels.

The regular Abarth 124 Spider gets a 1.4-liter turbo four cylinder engine with 160 horsepower. This rally version gets a 1.8 tuned up to 300 horsepower.

The car has been built to the FIA’s R-GT class, which allows in rear-drive sports cars to run in competitive rallies, even WRC events.

Fiat claims the car will race in the 2017 season. I don’t know if the car will end up being popular like the new R-GT Porsche 911s, or if it will fizzle out like the forgotten Lotus Exige R-GT.

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Make this happen, Fiat. Don’t break my heart. I’m not strong enough.

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Photo Credits: Fiat


Contact the author at raphael@jalopnik.com.

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Subiedubiedoo

I think the convertible looks a bit awkward, yet this version of the car looks way more harmonic and complete. I can't put my finger on why though