Abarth v Abarth

We love the Abarth’s, the little pocket rockets that make everyday driving fun again. They look good, handle well and for their owners, there is plenty opportunity to make your Abarth as individual as you are with aftermarket products.

Of course what might be fun, would be to pit the Abarth 124 Spider against the Abarth 595 Competition, in a little drag race, after all if you are looking at buying one of these awesome Italian car’s it would be interesting to know which is the drag king, just so you have the bragging rights at your local meet & greet…

Thinking the same thing, Top Gear lined the two up for such a drag race. With small four-cylinder engines manipulated by manual transmissions, the results of this race are just as dependent on the drivers as they are on the cars in play. The 124 Abarth has a horsepower deficit to its brethren, 164 bhp to the 595 Competition’s 180 bhp, but that’s not all. Weighing in at 2,277 pounds, it’s also 159 pounds lighter than the convertible. Still, with the 124 getting rear wheel drive grip and a fast shifting driver, it may have just what it needs to lead the 595 Competition all the way to the finish line…

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