A message to Fiat: "If you build it, he will come."
Another Friday is upon us, so our friends and colleagues at OmniAuto.it have a fresh render to share. This time around it’s a hypothetical coupe version of the Mazda MX-5 Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider. The “Fiata” as some people like to call it, has made the switch from a manually-retractable soft top to a fixed metal roof, giving the car an almost fastback-like appearance.
While the latest MX-5 Miata has spawned a second body style, it’s not a coupe. The “MX-5 Retractable Fastback” is a targa-roofed derivative and it remains to be seen whether there will be an Italian equivalent. Perhaps it would make more sense for Fiat to keep it simple and just make a coupe version of the 124 taking into account the model’s heritage. The original 124 Coupe from 1966 noticeable in the background of the attached render served as an inspiration for OmniAuto’s talented artist and we feel a modern version would be a nice tribute to the classic model.
It’s too soon to say whether Fiat will actually make it, but after seeing this render, it’s obvious there is a lot of potential that could be exploited by FCA.
If you are curious about how the regular 124 Spider drives, our executive editor took it for a spin and shared his thoughts in a review we published earlier today.