The new Abarth 124 Spider came right in time for summer. A great choice for those looking for a convertible, different from the Mazda MX-5, its brother in platform. But is it better than its Japanese brother and rival? AutoExpress went to find out and offered us this video that sums it all up.

The new Abarth 124 spider marks the return of the ‘spider’ badge, and is the natural heir of the original model launched in 1972. The 2016 car is equipped with a four-cylinder 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine, that delivers 170 hp and 250 Nm of torque. With a top speed of 143 mph the car can go from 0 to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds. Furthermore, as the sound of the engine really matters in an Abarth, the Record Monza exhaust comes as standard.

The Scorpion announced the price of its new 124 Spider in UK, a tag that stands at £29,565.

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