It looks like there could be happy days ahead for Alfa Romeo fans with word they could be reprising the Duetto badge. Alfa Romeo is expected to build a new Spider on the next-generation MX-5 platform thanks to the newly formed Mazda–Fiat partnership.
The Duetto (please call it that) is a separate model to the mid-engined 4C that has the motoring world salivating. Although both cars could share a 1750cc turbocharged four cylinder engine with potential for up to 250hp. While the Duetto and MX-5 will share chassis components, key mechanicals, like the engine and transmission, will differ.
As with any car plans that are still a good two years away from fruition, and dare we say any plans involving Alfa Romeo, it’s best to treat anything you’ve just read with a grain of salt. Perhaps if we all sit in an e-corner, hold hands and think happy thoughts, a 21st century Duetto, deserving of the badge, will result.
[Source: Car and Driver]