Initial reports and spy shots suggested that the base 124 would actually use a 1.4-liter turbo from a Fiat 500 Abarth and feature dual exhaust. The latest prototype spotting features quad exhaust, and and engine that “sounded more aggressive.” It leads us to believe that the 124 will come in a variety of options (including Abarth spec).
As we already know, Mazda won’t be giving its new MX-5 any more power—which is good news for Fiat. Now it looks like those high-powered 124 reports could come to fruition if the latest set of rumors are any indication.
We should know more about Fiat’s hotted-up little roadster towards the end of the year.