Fiat 124 Spider Sports Car Unveiled

Ahead of the Los Angeles Motor Show, the hotly anticipated 2016 Fiat 124 Spider has been finally been unveiled.

Originally conceptualised in 2012 as an ’86/BRZ style’ love child between Alfa Romeo and Mazda, the vehicle ended up wearing a Fiat badge and would be constructed in Japan sporting an MX-5 chassis and interior with a Fiat engine.

The resulting 124 Spider is distinctly Mazda MX-5, with some exterior flair, and a turbocharged 1.4 litre four-cylinder power plant (did someone say 500 Abarth?) producing 119kW. New Mazda MX-5 customer’s might be left feeling shortchanged with the 124 Spider producing 1kW and 50 newton metres more than the 2.0 litre MX-5 engine.

I can’t shake this feeling that it looks a bit Chrysler Crossfirey but I’ll wait for more photos from the LA motor show to make a final judgement. Either way, we’re definitely looking forward to jumping behind the wheel!

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