Video: Listen to the 300HP Engine in the Fiat Abarth 124 R-GT

Abarth 124 R-GT (Photo YouTube)
Abarth 124 R-GT (Photo YouTube) /

The video shows us just how aggressive the new Abarth 124 R-GT sounds running through the hills of Italy.

Fiat has been hard at work testing out the new Abarth 124 R-GT, and this rear-wheel-drive rally car looks and sounds amazing. The video shows the rally-spec 124 performing test runs through the Italian countryside earlier this month. Just the sound alone will get your heart racing. From the looks of it, Fiat may just be delivering on the rumor that they are serious about running this car in the FIA WRC next season.

The Abarth 124 R-GT is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, tuned to put out 300 hp! Combine this with a six-speed sequential transmission and all the bells and whistles needed to race in the FIA R-GT class, and this rally car means business.

The 124 R-GT is based off the Abarth 124 Spider, which most of us know shares many of the same characteristics of the popular Mazda MX-5. And the biggest modification? The addition of the 124 Spider’s 1.4-liter turbocharged engine.

But even though the 124 Spider adds a little more power with the addition of the turbo, it comes in a little heavier than the MX-5 when you add in the forced induction components and the upgraded gearbox. Let’s take a look at the Abarth 124 Spider:

Fiat Abarth 124 Spider: A Closer Look

On Sale: Now

Base Price: $37,870 (Est.)

Engine: 1.4-liter Turbocharged 4 cylinder

Drivetrain: rear wheel drive, 6-speed manual/6-speed auto

Output: 164 hp,  184 ft-lb Torque

0-60 time: 6.7 seconds (Est.)

Curb Weight: 2,436 lbs

Fuel Economy: 35 mpg hwy/26 mpg city

We think the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth sounds really good!

But nothing compared to the sound of the rally-spec Abarth 124 R-GT!

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Although no official announcement has been made by Fiat about when the rally-spec Abarth 124 R-GT will make it’s debut, we are excited to see if this car will be tearing up the WRC circuit sometime next year.