Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 4 years ago

Here's What Happens When You Race An Abarth 124 Against A 595

This intra-marque battle from Top Gear pitches two very different Abarths against each other

Remind me later

What makes this particular one marque battle is that both cars are powered by essentially the same 1.4-litre turbocharged inline-four. However, that’s just about the only firm link between the two.

The 124 is based on the Mazda MX-5 (it’s mostly built in Hiroshima, before being finished in Turin), and as such is rear-wheel drive. The 595 Competition on the other hand is front-wheel drive, and has an extra 10bhp to hand, meaning its 6.7 second 0-62mph time is a tenth quicker than the 124’s.

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