Coded 124 AC.300, this engine had revised valve timing and fuel system and produced 80 DIN-rated PS (59 k W; 79 hp) at 5,800 rpm and 112 DIN-rated N⋅m (83 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm.
According to the manufacturer top speed was 160 km/h (99 mph).
Inside there was a new dashboard with imitation wood inserts, carpets instead of rubber mats, and cloth upholstery.
The "T" in 124 Special T stood for twin cam, hinting at the car's 1,438 cc dual overhead camshaft engine, derived from the Sport Coupé and Spider but in a milder state of tune.
Less evident differences were larger vertical bumper over-riders, wheels with round ventilation holes as on the Sport models, new flush door handles, different tail lamps with integrated reflectors, and a central back-up light.
The grille-headlamps assembly was flanked by the turn indicators.
All models had gained air outlets added to the C-pillar for better ventilation, and a split brake circuit; while some features previously exclusive to the 124 Special such as servo-assisted brakes, back-up light and an alternator were made standard across the range.
Berlina and Familiare both had a new grille with alternated chrome and black horizontal bars, and larger bumper over-riders.
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This article is about the Fiat 124 sedan & station wagon models. The Fiat 124 is a small family car manufactured and marketed by Fiat between 19.
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Besides engine and rear axle, notable mechanical changes from the regular 124 were an alternator replacing the dynamo, an uprated clutch, standard radial tyres, and the addition of a vacuum servo to the all-disc braking system.