2019 Fiat 124 Spider benefits from new options including Monza exhaust for Abarth

Fiat will look to spice things up for its 124 Spider with a handful of new options being introduced for 2019.

Key among them is a Record Monza exhaust upgrade for the 124 Spider Abarth that gives the car a more aggressive growl. It offers some solace to fans still sour from the Abarth model only receiving a 10-horsepower edge over the standard 124 Spider (170 versus 160 hp), though Fiat is charging $995 for the option.

The stainless steel setup, whose name is a tribute to Abarth founder Carlo Abarth’s various speed records achieved in the 1950s at the Monza racetrack in a modified Fiat Abarth 750, features quad tips and a valve that maximizes exhaust flow by bypassing the muffler during high loads.

Also available for the Abarth 124 Spider is a Veleno appearance package, priced from $495. Veleno, Italian for “poison,” is symbolic of the Abarth scorpion, and the package named after it includes red exterior mirror caps, a red lower fascia lip and a red front tow hook.