How do you say “Miata” in Italian? Say it with me, “fee-yat one-two-four spi-der.” Yes, the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider takes everything that makes the Miata great and adds turbocharged power and Italian styling. While it may be based on the Japanese roadster, Fiat did a great job separating it from the Miata it’s based on by strapping all-new sheet metal to the chassis, giving it a distinct look.
The big question is whether not this Italian Miata – or Fiata, if you prefer – speaks fluent roadster. Continue reading for the answer to that and more.