Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spider Certainly Has Legs

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Spider Certainly Has Legs

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Byline: MIKE TORPEY

FIAT'S sexy-looking new 124 Spider will cost from PS19,545 when it hits UK streets this autumn - 50 years after its namesake shook up the sports car scene.

Featuring a turbocharged petrol and rearwheel drive, the 124 has been designed at Centro Stile in Turin and takes its inspiration from the 1966 original.

Stand-out features include a horizontal line running from the front wing up over the rear haunch and flowing towards the tail lamp. And the position of its LED headlamps along with the hexagonal upper grille also draw on the details of the classic roadster, while the newcomer's bonnet emulates the twin power domes of the second-generation Fiat 124 Spider.

At the rear, there are "seagull" wings and sharp horizontal tail lamps plus an integrated rear spoiler and twin exhausts.

The soft top has spring-assisted opening and closing - eliminating the need for a power-assist system - and even the Fiat's seat structure is designed with roof operation in mind. …

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