Next Alfa Romeo Spider will be named Duetto
According to the American source Car&Driver the future Alfa Romeo Spider which is planned for 2015 will be named Duetto. So no additions, only the old nickname as the official name. The name Spider is maybe preserved for a larger model (6C Spider?). A very cautious conclusion that the stunning Duettotanta by Pininfarina (2010) was a sign for future products by Alfa Romeo.
The new Duetto will make its debut during the first quarter of 2015. The car will be based on the next MX-5 platform (the current version recently got an update). The production is located in Japan. This week people of Mazda visited the Pomigliano d’Arco plant in Italy to have talks with Fiat. Talks could have been about the co-production in Italy, or also about the Duetto…..
Car&Driver had the following information: the Duetto will be RWD and powered by a new 1750 TBI with a minimum of 250hp. The transmissions which will be available are a manual 6-speed gearbox or a new robotised 7-speed TCT with paddles at the steering wheel. The latter developed by FPT will make its debut in the new 4C and will also be used by Mazda for some of its models. The Giulia will also be available with this 7-speed TCT with double clutch system.