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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
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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

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    New Barchetta? (Oh wait, that was FWD)

    An Alfa Romeo body and MX-5 mechanicals... What more do you want? :)
     
  3. William Levesque

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    As long as it's lightweight, pure and simple I want !
     
  4. Hampus Andersson

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    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

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    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. William Levesque

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    Unfortunately the wankel engine is dead :(
     
  7. Hiroshi Awazu

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    Dead but never forgotten.
     
  8. Xosé Estrada

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

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    OK, now that would be awesome! D1 drifting in a Abarth...lol eeeyeah!
     
  10. David Jundt

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    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

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    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. David Jundt

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    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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