The stylish package celebrates 70 years of the Abarth brand.
Fiat has announced a new “Scorpion Sting” appearance group for the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider, and it looks slick.
For $395, you essentially get an Abarth scorpion hood decal and side stripes in Rosso red.
The Rosso red scorpion hood decal celebrates the 70th anniversary of Abarth, while the Abarth scorpion badge pays tribute to founder Karl Abarth, whose astrological sign was Scorpio.
For those looking for an even more customized look, there is also an Abarth Veleno Appearance Group that adds red exterior mirror caps, red lower fascia lip and red front tow hook, Abarth-branded carpeted floor mats, and a bright foot rest for $495.
In related news, Fiat has decided to discontinue the 500, as well as its associated Abarth model, in the United States. That means the 124 Spider Abarth is now the only vehicle in Fiat’s lineup to wear the Abarth badge.
Maserati GranTurismo Zeda Marks The End Of A Sports Car
There is a new GranTurismo coming, and it will be available as an electric car.
Maserati has announced the GranTurismo Zéda, a unique two-tone sports car that marks the end of production for the current GranTurismo and GranCabrio.
The GranTurismo Zéda pays tribute to Maserati’s roots and reminds us that there is a new beginning for every ending.
Its shifting color scheme — goes from Maserati blue in the front, to a burnished “metallurgic” effect in the center, and finally to a light satin finish in the rear — is said to represent “the bridge which connects the past, the present and the future.”
Before you get all worked up about the GranTurismo ceasing production, Maserati has confirmed that a new GranTurismo and GranCabrio are in the works, and both will be available with an all-electric powertrain. Expect to see them in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
In the meantime, the Modena plant that built the two sports cars will be retooled to manufacture a production version of the Alfieri concept, which is scheduled to arrive in 2020.
McLaren Elva Roadster Arrives With No Windows, 804 Horsepower
The windowless, open-cockpit supercar is faster than the Senna!
McLaren has added yet another ludicrous model to its Ultimate Series lineup, the Elva.
The McLaren Elva is the lightest road-going vehicle ever produced by the company. And like the McLaren Senna and Speedtail, production will be limited to just 399 units.
It is an open-cockpit two-seater with no roof and no side windows. It doesn’t even come with a windshield, although you have the option to equip one.
McLaren’s engineers went all out to minimize weight. The Elva’s bodywork, chassis, doors and seats are all made from carbon fiber, while the carbon-ceramic brake rotors are gripped by lightweight titanium calipers.
A 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 804-horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, and mated to a seven-speed transmission, allows the Elva to zoom from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3 seconds and reach 124 mph (200 k/h) in just 6.7 seconds — faster than the McLaren Senna!
Need you ask how much the McLaren Elva cost? How does $1,690,000 USD sound?
Audi R8 V10 RWD Arrives As Cheaper, Lighter Quattro Alternative
The R8 lineup gets a permanent RWD variant.
It use to be that if you wanted a rear-wheel drive version of the Audi R8, your only option was the limited R8 V10 RWS models. That’s no longer the case.
Audi has decided to bring back the rear-wheel-drive R8 as a standard production variant for those who want something cheaper than the regular, all-wheel drive R8 Quattro.
The rear-wheel drive R8 V10 RWD is powered by the same naturally-aspirated 5.2L V10 as the R8 Quattro, detuned to produce 532 horsepower and 398 lb-ft. of torque instead of the Quattro’s 562 hp and 413 lb-ft.
A seven-speed S tronic transmission and a mechanical locking differential channel that power to the rear wheels.
Compared to the Quattro model, the R8 V10 Quattro Coupe is 143 pounds lighter (65 kg) and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds before reaching a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h),
The R8 V10 RWD Spyder sheds 121 pounds (90 kg) and takes 3.8 seconds to hit 62 mph, with a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h).
In Germany, the Audi R8 V10 RWD starts at €144,000 for the Coupe and €157,000 for the Spyder, making them €22,000 less expensive than he Quattro models.