Fiat’s 124 Spider is basically a modified MX-5 with a turbo engine, but the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Without the Fiat 124, the MX-5 would likely have been cancelled. Without the MX-5 the Fiat 124 would never have existed. Think of the two cars as fraternal twins, they may have the same parents but they aren’t quite the same thing. The Fiat’s turbo has more low end grunt and is more easily modified, the MX-5 goes for purity with a hint more steering feel. Both are a good deal so choosing between the two may end up being just like picking between twins as well.

0-30: 2.1 Seconds

0-60: 6.3 Seconds

1/4 Mile: 14.3 Sec @ 94 MPH

60-0 Braking: 112 Feet