Fiat unveiled the sportier version of its new 124 Spider at the Geneva auto show.
The Abarth model has the same 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine found in the Fiat 500 Abarth, but power is boosted to 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque in the roadster.
With a 50/50 weight balance, the 1,060kg (2,337 pound) roadster is fitted with either a six-speed manual or the Sequenziale Sportivo automatic transmission with paddle shifters. A sport mode can be selected to enhance the car's responsiveness.
It has a top speed of 230kph and goes from 0 to 100kph in 6.8-seconds, Fiat said in a statement.
The Abarth 124 Spider is tuned for "greater braking and cornering stability," Fiat says, and comes with a full traction control system that can be turned off completely for track days. A special exhaust is standard, as is an anti-glare kit.
Outside, the Abarth gets a larger air intake and rear spoiler to direct airflow, 17-inch alloy wheels, hood humps (a direct reference to the original Spider) and LED lights. Five colors will be offered: white, red, metallic blue, gray and black.
A 7-inch infotainment system, satellite navigation, digital tuner, two USB ports, auxiliary input, Bluetooth and a reversing camera are optional.
The car will be available in September with prices starting from 40,000 euros for all Europe, Fiat said.