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Take a Two Minute Fiat 124 Rally Break From the Grind

by Sam Jemielity

Sitting at your desk trying to avoid work? Two-screening it in front of a boring game on TV? Maybe browsing on your phone in line at the bank? Take a quick getaway in a rally spec Fiat 124 Abarth R GT on a test run, a car that has your friends here at 95 Octane waxing poetic. Go full screen to enjoy this mountain run at high speed from inside and outside the cockpit.

The exhaust note is glorious, and while some may not be fans of the Abarth’s Miata-like demeanor, I just love the sporty little go-kart with its turbocharged direct injection dual overhead camshaft engine pushing 300 horsepower at 6500 rpm, pretty staggering for such a petite vehicle. YouCar shared the clip to announce that Abarth is launching a promotional trophy tied to the Italian Rally Championship¬†competition.

At one minute in, you get an extended cockpit cam view as the Abarth races up a mountain road at speeds that would lead to most mortals flying off a cliff. Enjoy that vicarious thrill from the safety of your ergonomically correct desk chair.

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