The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider may share a chassis and other parts with the ND Mazda Miata, however Fiat was sure to apply their own Italian touch to the little roadster. In addition to completely restyling the exterior and sticking the barky 1.4-liter turbocharged engine from the 500 Abarth under the hood, the automaker also tuned the suspension, steering and other parts for greater differentiation.
It will still be quite some time before we know how the 124 Spider drives in comparison to the Miata on which it’s based, however Fiat engineer Enrich Genchi says the car underwent many adjustments in order to ensure it was a unique product separate from the Miata. In the Fiat Chrysler video above, Genchi, in his own Italian words, briefly explains how they tuned the exhaust and chassis to deliver a distinct driving experience.
Check it out above, and if you want more information on how the 124 Spider differs from the Miata, be sure to read our article on the matter.