MX-5-based Fiat roadster spied

THE Italian version of Mazda’s new roadster has been spotted testing, and the Fiat 124 Spider – the badge it is expected to wear come its unveiling at this November’s LA motor show – is much more than just a restyled MX-5. The longer, blunter nose seen here suggests it may use Fiat’s 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo drivetrain, smaller than MX-5’s entry-level atmo 1.5-litre, while there’s also larger headlamps with repositioned exhausts at the rear. Only the front windscreen, fabric roof and doors appear to be shared between the two cars.