Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

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    Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Alfa Romeo, Mazda confirm roadster project
    New MX-5 Miata, Spider due in 2015
    Greg Kable on 1/18/2013

    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.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    can we have KAPPA back now?

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    I look forward to seeing the Miata.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Quote Originally Posted by camaro_freak View Post
    can we have KAPPA back now?
    In my opinion Kappa should have never left just moved over to Chevy some how, or maybe even evolved into a Cadillac to compete against the SLK.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Have always been a fan of the miata/mx-5, will be interested to see what it looks like. It just needs a modest power bump and standard 6-speed stick, without gaining weight.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Quote Originally Posted by majicbz07 View Post
    In my opinion Kappa should have never left just moved over to Chevy some how, or maybe even evolved into a Cadillac to compete against the SLK.
    I say yes/NO
    the CODE based Alpha LITE being talked up IMHO would make a better NEXT GEN KAPPA in roadster AND 2 seat COUPE thus removing the Camaro equation

    this FIAT/MAZDA deal specifically leaves out Chrysler if I recall so a Prowler REDUX is out

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Quote Originally Posted by camaro_freak View Post
    can we have KAPPA back now?
    ...just not from GM...apparently
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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    I say yes/NO
    the CODE based Alpha LITE being talked up IMHO would make a better NEXT GEN KAPPA in roadster AND 2 seat COUPE thus removing the Camaro equation

    this FIAT/MAZDA deal specifically leaves out Chrysler if I recall so a Prowler REDUX is out
    I never thought the Prowler was successful enough to warrant a second go.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    The Prowler was a Success, it was Low Volume and all were sold. Just like Vipers were. Just the Handling performance was questionable, No ABS, 4 sp, and no V8 option (which would had make the handling thousands times worst). it wasnt like the V6 was slow. had more power than your stock 32 Ford

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    It sounds good. I wonder if Fiat will allow this to trickle over to Chrysler a la the Demon roadster concept, we saw on the auto show circuit.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    This is what well run car companies do. They want it, they build it, they sell it.
    In 2015 Akerson and his comatose cohorts will still be debating whether or not to build the Code 130r.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Quote Originally Posted by camaro_freak View Post
    can we have KAPPA back now?
    Quote Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
    ...just not from GM...apparently
    You can have Kappa back, and with a LS3, just not from GM as the man says. The price of entry is only €100,000, but you better hurry, only 30 are to be built.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    As a former Miata owner, this is interesting.
    Too bad they're changing the engine. They should just change the engine cover.
    As little Italian as possible, please... just the styling would be great.
    Leave everything else alone.
    I got tired of waiting for GM to make a FWD convertible.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Both cars will be styled differently and will have thier own Engines. Theres nothing "Elegant" or "Performance oriented" about Miatas like true Alfas are.

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    Re: Mazda, Fiat finalize MX-5/Alfa Spider project

    Hey, if Mazda builds it then we'll see an Alfa that actually doesn't break down five minutes after you drive it off the lot. I'd even consider an Alfa if it weren't built by the Italians!
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