Or, at least, that’s the story from today’s Autocar. The British car magazine says Fiat will bring out its own fixed-roof, high-performance two-door based on the current Fiata in the near term.
Fiat won’t be using the fold-away roof from the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, though. Its version will be a pure hardtop coupe–as Autocar puts it, to keep some space between the two model lines.
There are plenty of people out there that like the way the Fiat 124 Spider and the Mazda Mx-5 drive and feel on the road who care noting for a convertible. Convertibles are hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and louder than coupes even with the top up. If you like the idea of a Fait 124 Spider in coupe form, word is that the car is coming down the pipe.
A report is circulating that claims that a coupe version of the Fiat 124 is coming as soon as next year. To make things even more exciting for fans, this coupe is tipped to be higher performing than the convertible. It’s worth noting that the Fiat coupe won’t be a clone of the MX-5 RF according to sources.
And thus, the Fiat 124 Spider was born. Or rather, re-born, as there was already a Fiat 124 Spider made from the 1960s to the 1980s, which was very lovely and had a dash apparently made out of floorboards.
This is not about the floorboards car. This is about the later one. Made in Japan. Out of Miata.