Filed under “automobiles and their structural parts and motor and engines,” some voices claim the 124 will be the name of the upcoming roadster. I’m not sure how these things work, but if this proves to be true in the near future, then why didn’t the Italian company file the Fiat-Abarth 124 trademark? After all, Abarth badges will probably adorn the new kid.
Without any other relevant related information on the subject at the present moment, we also deem necessary to talk about the Fiat 124. Yes, that one from 1966, which was also produced in Russia as the VAZ-2101, Kopeyka or, as everybody knows it, the Lada 1200. The Russian take on the Fiat 124 was so bad, engineers swapped the original’s rear disc brakes for, get this, aluminum drum brakes. Epic. Fail.
It boggles the mind why would Fiat associate its upcoming roadster model with a grandpa mobile that was hideously butchered by the USSR. With that rant out of the way, fingers crossed the new convertible will be animated by Mazda’s 2-liter SkyActiv or a new 2-liter turbo mill, expected to deliver 180-plus hp.