Alfa Romeo, Mazda confirm roadster project
New MX-5 Miata, Spider due in 2015.
The cars will be the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata and a modern interpretation of the classic Alfa Romeo Spider. The cars will share a common rear-wheel-drive platform, key chassis components and electric architecture.
Limited details of the joint project were revealed in May last year.
The Mazda and Alfa Romeo versions will use unique engines. The MX-5 Miata will use Mazda's latest four-cylinder SkyActiv gasoline engine of as yet unspecified capacity. The Alfa Romeo Spider is set to offer a uniquely tuned version of the four-cylinder unit used in the Giulietta hatchback.
-- Greg Kable
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