Fiat 124 Spider 1966-1985


May 9, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Fiat 124 Spider (1968)
Country
Italy
Top Speed (mph)
106
0-50 mph
8.3
0-60 mph
11.9
1/4 mile
18.3
BHP
90 @6500rpm
Torque lbft
83 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
95
Engine capacity CC/CU
1438/88
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.9:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
156.3
Width (in)
63.5
Height (in)
49.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2090
Additional Info: Just to mention, a coupe version was availble from 1967 and some 2+2’s were also built. The Spider was designed by Pininfarina and the engines increased in size throughout it’s long and successful production. Those engines included: a 1966-1969 1438cc engine (90bhp, 0-60 in 11.9, 1/4 mile in 18.3), a 1970 1438cc engine and a 1608cc engine (90-110bhp, 0-60 in 11-12), 1971 had the 1438cc and 1608cc engines, 1972 had the 1608cc engine and a 1756cc (116bhp) engine, 1973 a 1538cc and 1592cc engine (105bhp) and the 1608cc and 1756cc engines, 1974-1978 had the 1756cc (93-116bhp) engine, 1979 on had the 1756cc engine and a 1995cc engine (78bhp+, 0-60 in 10.6, 1/4 mile in 18.1) and also a name change to Spider 2000. 1980 got fuel injection added to the 1995cc engine (100bhp, 0-60 in the 10’s, 1/4 mile around 17.5). Also to note is a Turbo version in 1981 (120bhp, 0-60 in 9.4, 1/4 mile in 17.1) and a Supercharged version in 1982 called the Volumex (135bhp, 1/4 mile in 16 secs). A Fiat 124 Spider Abarth/Rallye Abarth was also built between 1973-1976, with a tuned 1756cc engine it put out 128bhp (see below) or even more with a 16v option.

 

Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Rallye (1973-1976)
Country
Italy
Top Speed (mph)
118
0-60 mph
7.5
1/4 mile
15.9
BHP
128 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
117 @5200rpm
BHP per ton
136
Engine capacity CC/CU
1756/107
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
154
Width (in)
64.2
Height (in)
48.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2070
Additional Info: We believe even more powerful versions were about and certainly the race versions had in excess of 165bhp. Also at some point an 1839cc race car was also produced and 16v heads and injection were added around 1975 to the rally car in an attempt to beat Lancia once and for all.

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