Barchetta returns to UK

The Fiat Barchetta is now available again in the UK after re-entering production.

Mechanically identical to the original model last restyled in 2002 and still built in left-hand drive only, the Barchetta is powered by a 1.8-litre 16-valve VVT engine which produces 130 bhp, giving the vehicle a top speed of 124 mph, with 0-62 mph in 8.9 seconds.

Standard equipment includes power steering, ABS, driver and passenger airbags, CD player, central locking, foglights, electric windows and door mirrors, a leather steering wheel and gearknob, and an electric aerial.

The Barchetta returns to the UK market at a price of £11,995, £1800 cheaper than the original model.