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    2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    2017 Fiat 124 Spider: This Is It


    Source: http://jalopnik.com/2017-fiat-124-sp...=1443454055341

    Fiat is taking the already-outstanding 2016 Mazda Miata, adding some turbocharged Italian power and mixing in some tasty retro throwback looks for good measure. Everyone, meet the new Fiat 124 Spider.

    Ace spy photographer Brian Williams managed to capture several angles of the new Fiat roadster, including its decidedly Miata interior. But overall it looks good, even without us seeing all the details here. Check out that front end — definitely a salute to 124s of yore.

    More important is what’s under the hood. We’re anticipating Fiat’s 1.4-liter turbo four with around 180 horsepower for the base engine, and the 1.7-liter turbo four from the Alfa Romeo 4C with 240 HP on the upmodel, probably Abarth-badged version.

    Yeah, this thing should be a lot of fun. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.








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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    I'm not getting my hopes up just yet. Them "anticipating 240hp" doesn't mean a whole lot to me. I hope their guesses at power are at least in the ballpark though. I like the miata's styling a lot better.
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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    I hope there is a lot of camo involved in those photos, but based on Fiat's current designs, probably not. Those pics are hideous. FWiW, I got a chance to drive a new ND on Friday. They handed me the keys and said "drive it like you stole it." I did. Ask my wife, she looked like a ghost after the first five minutes. I have to say, Mazda got it right on this one. I absolutely love the ND and would buy one in a heartbeat if I had an extra 30k. It is the most fun you can have in a new car for under $50k. Simply brilliant!
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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    Car reminds me of an updated BMW Z3. Long hood and short trunk.
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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfTDI View Post
    I hope there is a lot of camo involved in those photos, but based on Fiat's current designs, probably not. Those pics are hideous. FWiW, I got a chance to drive a new ND on Friday. They handed me the keys and said "drive it like you stole it." I did. Ask my wife, she looked like a ghost after the first five minutes. I have to say, Mazda got it right on this one. I absolutely love the ND and would buy one in a heartbeat if I had an extra 30k. It is the most fun you can have in a new car for under $50k. Simply brilliant!
    Was model a base model or Club? If it was a base it can only get better.
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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    Reminds me of an S2000 with the polished windshield frame of a Solstice. Very nice looking in my opinion. Nice to know I could get basically a Miata in Abarth trim.

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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    To me, from the side it looks almost exactly like a Miata. And actually, I think I like the front end much better from what I can see. But then I'm not a big fan of the 2009 thru 2016 front end treatments. But I don't like the back end very much at all. But all that said, if their 'guess' is right and it gets a 240 hp transplant... Then Mazda needs to do something similar, or better! Otherwise I may be driving another Fiat!
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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    Funny how Fiat gets that but Mazda never has.

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    Re: 2017 Fiata (240HP Miata, err, Fiat Abarth a possibility)

    We have to see if Fiat really gets that, or if it all a big rumor. Hey, maybe Mazda will drop the 2.5L turbo in the Miata to compete with Fiat! Ha ha ha ha ha! I wish!
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