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Abarth 595 Comp vs Abarth 124 Spider | Drag Races | Top Gear

Abarth 595 Comp vs Abarth 124 Spider | Drag Races | Top Gear



Abarth takes on Abarth this week as the punchy little 595 Competition and all of its 178bhp takes on the Abarth 124 Spider. Both are manual, which means driver skill is key here! Subscribe to Top Gear for more videos: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToTopGear

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Comments

  • marco ferrara
    March 21, 2018

    ohhhhh che bello nel titolo ho visto 125 spider,ma sono curioso di vedere l'auto com'è!!!!!!

  • operamatt
    March 21, 2018

    well duhhh, do a roll race next time if you are comparing fwd to rwd with the same engine

  • Jim Camp
    March 28, 2018

    I would've thought the traction of the FWD with the weight on the drive wheels would've won the day. The 500 missed a shift, but the 124 bettered the advertised time of both cars. 6.67 better than 6.7 & 6.8. and the 7+ second 500 run demonstrates the driver's mistake.

  • maarten yzer
    April 7, 2018

    The red one is a joke..

  • Pineapple Sauce525
    April 18, 2018

    My mom owns a 500 Barth and it is damn FAST!!

  • OspreyBravo18
    May 17, 2018

    If they knew how physics works then they would understand that the RWD car has the advantage from a dig.

  • 満小太郎
    May 18, 2018

    it's 124 not 125

  • Ethan Donato
    June 15, 2018

    Maybe top gear is utter rubbish and is never going to be good ever again with out James Clarkson and Hammond

  • Gray Filtered
    June 23, 2018

    A display instead of a speedometer is so boring , I swear.

  • Marry Joy Santos
    June 24, 2018

    This is why automatics are superior, they won't "mess up" a shift like a human. If either one of those guys would have had an auto with paddles, they'd have beaten the other hands down no matter what.

  • Master Trainer
    July 4, 2018

    This is a very interesting race. You should've done a second race so we could see which one is really faster.

  • Alan Cooper
    July 7, 2018

    Hmm given that it was faster off the line run that a few times to avoid driver error and the 595 would win but I presume this was sponsored by the German marketeers of RWD that all Brit journalists love so the result is what they wanted. I also hope TTC was engaged. Standing starts of course are nonsense in the real world anyway

  • Scott Fraser
    August 16, 2018

    I have the Mini
    Abarth but my one was a 500 but my one was back weel powerd

  • SpiffyGolf
    August 20, 2018

    La spider é più aereodinamica é ovvio che arriva prima che discorsi

  • ElEng Ruhe
    October 20, 2018

    nice vids guys. short'n sweet,no BS

  • pearlsnaredrummer77
    November 6, 2018

    Did the 500 start the video red, shift to orange and go back to red???

  • Necrophat
    February 13, 2019

    Pointless video

  • Tommy b
    February 19, 2019

    It's obvious they did this race twice with a different spider or using someone elses footage because at 1:01 the Arial shot is of a white spider not a grey one. I've had both cars and the spider hands down is the better car

  • Still I love this little 595 'cuz it's "cute but can kick ass".

  • Standly UA
    April 4, 2019

    124 THE BEST

  • Demiosjumpj Jumpj
    April 10, 2019

    💩+💩=💩💩 😂😂

  • cstmrsking
    April 13, 2019

    Biased?

  • pzkpfw vi Tiger 2
    April 20, 2019

    Oh no what happend

  • pops and bangs
    April 26, 2019

    Wow , a 25k Canadian Elantra sport can kick both two !!

  • Asdasd Jkjkj
    May 12, 2019

    Very false

  • Executnr
    May 19, 2019

    They are both the same other than front an rear wheel.

  • Utred Bee
    July 12, 2019

    This isn't Top Gear. As every fan knows, that show finished in 2015 when Clarkson, Hammond, May and Wilman left and created a new versions of their show. What is now broadcast on the Biased Broadcasting Company's TV channel is a poor shadow copycat show of the former. It isn't proper TG and everyone knows it. If you want to see Top Gear – watch The Grand Tour.

  • Tupapa'u
    October 9, 2019

    Shame that Fiat won't make a real coupe like the old coupe 2liters. There's not enough power in those 1.4liters engines.

  • Gentleman Driver
    October 19, 2019

    Folks, I know it may upset some of you, and even one of the drivers admits it is his fault (which it wasnt) I say: That is the superiority of the RWD. On a jump start all the weight is on the back of the car, which lifts the front tires and presses the rear tires on the asphalt. That is why RWD cars have a small advantage in grip in those cases. With an AWD it is another story. An AWD can really grip with four tires, so it would have the advantage. However AWD loses its advantage as it adds more weight to a car. Also the aerodynamics help the 124 Spider in the race as well…
    A FWD car has an advantage in space. It is a more compact system, so the cabin and the boot is bigger. Designing a car is always a challenge and the engineers work hard to maximize the abilities of their design, so it gets bought by people. People decide what they want and then buy the best thing to suit their demands.
    I fell in love with the 124 Spider, and I am happy with it. 🙂 The 595 Competizione is a very nice car as well. My girlfriend will buy one next year. Cant wait to see them together. :)))

  • R DUBB
    November 30, 2019

    Dont do the test if your sleep at the start!

  • 55
    February 12, 2020

    Wow the 595 driver was shit

  • chris
    February 18, 2020

    Bout like the flast lane car nowadays…😒

  • Gerald Wilker
    March 13, 2020

    Being owned by an Abarth, and a proper roadster, mg, the choice is practicality. One is for silly clown type tomfullery, the other, silly ER clown type tomfullery.

  • Christopher O'Connor
    March 25, 2020

    Why FWD is shit

  • It's Soo cringey when these guys try to be funny and cocky lmao😂😂BBC done fkd up after they fired Jezza , may and Hammond

  • Craig Done
    August 2, 2020

    Oh dear. Just woeful.

  • SoirEkim
    August 2, 2020

    It’s not a complete test until the drivers switch rides…

  • suitsyousir1980
    August 22, 2020

    1 race where there was obvious driver error in the 595. Watch Carwow and see how it should be done.

  • inikkor
    October 7, 2020

    My grandama drives a 595 and she told me it's really fast

  • dodo-71@hotmail.it
    October 23, 2020

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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