Alfa Romeo To Build Spider On Own Platform, Mazda MX-5 To Fiat-Abarth
December 22nd, 2014 1:26 AM Share
Alfa Romeo will be going its own way for its upcoming Spider, directing Mazda to take its 2016 MX-5 over to Fiat-Abarth instead.
Car reports the new roadster will be “a derivative of project Giorgio,” per Alfa and Maserati brand boss Harald Wester. Giorgio is, of course, the RWD platform that will underpin many a new Alfa, including the expected 159 successor due early this coming summer.
As for the MX-5’s role in the matter, the platform will be heading to Fiat-Abarth, raising the possibility for a new Barchetta or stand-alone Abarth model to emerge from Mazda’s Hiroshima facility in the near future. Alfa’s Spider, however, will be made in Italy, per CEO Sergio Marchionne’s vision for the Alfa brand.
Published December 22nd, 2014 8:00 AM
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The last time Alfa Romeo got involved with the Japanese the world ended up with the Arna. Perhaps it's for the best that Alfa stays away from Mazda.
Why is everyone making this same front bumper? Acura beak for the win!
forget fiat- Aluminum Lotus MX-5 Lotus sells it as an Elan in Carbon, Mazda the mx-5 in Aluminum. ***mind blown**** (this blog would be shut down as there would be nothing more to talk about)
I'd rather have a new X 1/9 than a new Spyder, but if it has throwback visuals to the old Spyder, I'd be interested. Toy car!