6 March 2015

Fiat confirms resurrection of 124 Spider name

The Fiat 124 Spider of the 1960s (above) is being tapped as a name for the upcoming Fiat sports 2-seater, based on the Mazda MX-5, writes Brian Byrne.

The name was revealed by Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne at Geneva this week, confirming speculation which had abounded since Fiat trademarked 124 and 124 Spider in the US late last year.

It is likely that power for the car will come from Fiat's performance division Abarth.