Alfa Romeo has confirmed the rumors indicating their upcoming Spider model won't be based on the new Mazda MX-5.

Alfa Romeo has confirmed the rumors indicating their upcoming Spider model won't be based on the new Mazda MX-5.

It was January 2013 when Mazda and Alfa Romeo joined forces for a Mazda-produced Alfa Romeo roadster based on the all-new Mazda MX-5. However, earlier this year we heard a couple of rumors saying the Alfa Romeo model won't be based on the new Miata and now CAR managed to find out from Alfa Romeo & Maserati brand chief Harald Wester the Spider won’t be co-developed with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), adding that it will be a derivative of the Giorgio platform.

Giorgio is the name selected by Alfa Romeo for their brand new rear-wheel drive platform which will eventually underpin just about all of their models, including next year's 159 successor which some say it will be called Giulia.

Wester did specify the collaboration between the two parties will continue but with Fiat's Abarth division so chances are there's going to be a new Fiat Barchetta or the rumored standalone Abarth model based on the Mazda MX-5.

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