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Alfa Romeo, Mazda confirm roadster project

New MX-5 Miata, Spider due in 2015.

By AutoWeek Jan 21, 2013 5:13AM

Alfa Romeo Spider (Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A.)

 

 


The Fiat Group and Mazda Motor Corp. have finalized an agreement to co-develop a pair of compact two-seat roadsters that will go on sale in the United States 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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2Comments
Jan 21, 2013 5:18AM
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The Mazda version will be solid and reliable while the Alpha will look better and break on the showroom floor.
Jan 21, 2013 6:41AM
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"The Mazda version will be solid and reliable while the Alpha will look better and break on the showroom floor."

I doubt it. These are not the Alfa Romeos of old.
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