Lithe and sinewy Italian lines shout about the 124 Spider’s sporting intentions. Sitting on lowered suspension with Brembo brakes and purposeful 17-inch alloy wheels, it’s clear this is a car that means business.
The traditional fabric retractable roof has double benefits. Weight is kept low to ensure performance is unblunted, while offering open-topped thrills on fair weather days.
The luxurious two-seater interior is an intimate affair, giving you all the luxuries you crave while allowing you to concentrate on the drive. The seats are low-slung and come wrapped in rich leather and Alcantara upholstery.
Safety and technology
The 124 Spider is designed with safety first. Cruise control is standard and takes the strain out of long-distance drives, while lots of passive safety features combine to protect you. Airbags, ABS, tyre pressure monitoring, Electronic Stability Conotrol and brakeforce distribution are all standard. Optional satellite navigation helps you reach your destination relaxed and on-time.
Power and performance
Push the keyless start button and the efficient MultiAir engine fires into life. The 1.4-litre turbocharged engine’s 168bhp is more than enough to power its feather-light 1,060kg kerb weight to 60mph in under seven seconds.
A limited-slip differential enables punchy acceleration out of corners. And the suspension is fined tuned to perfectly balance sporty handling with long-distance comfort.