Revealed for the first time at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, the FIAT 124 Spider Anniversary Edition was designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the original roadster in Turin in 1966.
The exclusive special edition, of which only 124 numbered examples were made available to UK enthusiasts, was priced at £23,295 OTR and offered unique equipment specifications including Passione Red paint; a premium silver finish on the windscreen frame, rollover bars and door mirrors; a numbered “Anniversary Edition” plaque and a 124 Spider badge on the front grille. Standard equipment also included full LED adaptive headlights; a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with multimedia control knob; satellite navigation with 3D mapping; DAB radio; two USB ports; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity; cruise control; keyless start, black leather upholstery with heated front seats; a nine-speaker BOSE audio system; automatic lights and wipers, rear parking sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels.
All 124 examples of the UK-specification FIAT 124 Anniversary Edition are now spoken for in advance of the first cars hitting showrooms on September 10, with order banks for the standard models also building steadily. Commenting on the success of the FIAT 124 Anniversary Edition, Head of Brand, FIAT UK, Sebastiano Fedrigo commented: “The interest in FIAT’s reborn roadster has been incredible and that’s before most people have even seen the car in the metal. Once the FIAT 124 Spider hits the streets and showrooms, even more people will begin to fall for its style and presence and once they drive it, they will be hooked.”
The FIAT 124 Spider brings classic Italian styling and an authentic roadster driving experience to a whole new generation of enthusiasts, encapsulating the essence of its classic predecessor in a modern and bold package. Powered by FIAT’s proven 1.4-litre, MultiAir, turbo-charged four-cylinder engine, which delivers 140hp and 240Nm of torque, the FIAT 124 Spider is capable of accelerating to 62mph/100km/h in just 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 134mph/215 km/h.
Thanks to its double-wishbone front and multilink rear suspension, as well as its lightweight roadster architecture and ideal weight distribution, the FIAT 124 Spider’s rear-wheel drive chassis offers a dynamic and exciting Italian driving experience without compromising comfort and refinement. Prices for the FIAT 124 Spider will start at £19,545 OTR when it goes on sale on September 10.