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Fiat and Mazda to jointly develop RWD roadster

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Knut Omdal Tveito, May 23, 2012.

  1. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

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    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20120523/CARNEWS/120529937

    Pretty neat. Looking forward to see a new RWD Alfa:thumbsup:
     
  2. Christopher Vrettos

    Christopher Vrettos
    Premium Member

    New Barchetta? (Oh wait, that was FWD)

    An Alfa Romeo body and MX-5 mechanicals... What more do you want? :)
     
  3. As long as it's lightweight, pure and simple I want !
     
  4. So will it be a Fiat or is it simply Fiat who will co-operate with Mazda meaning it could very well be Alfa Romeo as Christopher says?

    A new Alfa roadster would be great, the 8C is quite possibly one of the most beautiful cars ever. Especially the front end, for me that front end is perfection down to the millimetre.
     
  5. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    I didn't see any mention of a Fiat car. It says the car will be sold as Alfa Spider in US, but maybe there will be a European Fiat version.

    How about a Wankel-engined Alfa?:)
     
  6. Unfortunately the wankel engine is dead :(
     
  7. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Dead but never forgotten.
     
  8. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    They are thinking in a RWD Abarth exclusive model as well :)
     
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  9. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    OK, now that would be awesome! D1 drifting in a Abarth...lol eeeyeah!
     
  10. Why are they still producing RX-8 then if the Wankel engine was dead? Have I missed something?

    A MX-5-like car with Wankel engine. Now that's what I'd like to see.
     
  11. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/22/mazda-stops-rx-8-production/

    Hopefully they find a way to make it work under stricter emissions standards:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Awww. First at Le Mans(Curse you FIA!), now on the road.

    Everybody hurts:(

    I hope the same, it somehow must be possible to limit emissions, even for the rotary concept. I thought of it to be a very good invention.

    (If there was another season of RDLMS, I'd drive a Courage-Mazda:D)
     
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