Two years after unveiling the Fiat 124 Spider-based Abarth 124 Rally at the 2016 Geneva auto show, the Italian brand is pulling the wraps off of the Rally-inspired Abarth 124 GT at this year’s event. And like the race car that preceded it, the 124 GT adopts an available removable hardtop that promises to improve the roadster’s structural rigidity without compromising day-to-day usability.
Weighing in at a claimed 35 pounds, the carbon-fiber hardtop accompanies a handful of additional GT-specific items, including 17-inch O.Z. wheels that weigh approximately 6.5 pounds less than the standard units, gray-painted exterior mirror caps (carbon-fiber or red caps also are available), and an optional carbon-fiber rear spoiler. Like all road-going Abarth 124 Spiders, the GT maintains a standard folding soft top beneath the removable lid, and its turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four good for 170 horses can be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
There’s no word yet, however, whether Fiat fans in the States will be able to get the Abarth 124 GT or its carbon-fiber hardtop.