2017 Alfa Romeo Spyder is a roadster produced by Alfa Romeo from 1966 to 1993—with the small run of 1994 models for the North American market. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Spyder remained in production for almost three decades with only minor aesthetic and mechanical changes. The 1st 3 series were developed by Pininfarina in Grugliasco and the fourth series in San Giorgio Canavese. The last Spider was manufactured in April 1993, the last rear wheel drives Alfa Romeo before the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione of 2007.
In May 2012, Fiat reported an agreement with Mazda to co-develop a new Spider for 2015 based on the Mazda MX-5 platform. The agreement was decided in January 2013. However, this was later changed and the car itself would be sold instead as a modern interpretation of the Fiat 124 Sport Spider instead. The Spider nameplate emanate from the English word “speeder”, a two-person open horse-carriage.
In 1962 Alfa Romeo launched the new Alfa Romeo Giulia 105-series, which first achievement and then replaced the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 101-series. The sports variants of the Giulietta remained on sale for several more years, upgraded to the Giulia’s 1.6-litre engine and rebadged Alfa Romeo Giulia, until analogous variants of the new models were ready. Thusly the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is based Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider 1600 and Giulia Spider Veloce was produced from 1962 to 1965 and from 1963 to 1965 respectively.
The Alfa Romeo Spider was based on Giulia mechanicals, along with its Alfa Romeo twin-cam inline-four, self-reliant front and solid axle rear suspension, and unibody construction, consolidate the relatively new principles of crumple zones into the front and rear. Evolution the other Alfa Romeo Giulia sports variants, the Alfa Romeo Spider was powered by a 1.6 L engine, later 1.3 L 1300, 1.8 L 1750 and finally 2.0 L 2000 engines.
Unlike any other Giulia derivative, it was upgraded and continued to sell through four decades, into the 1990s. As for its predecessor, the Afa Romeo Giulietta Spider, the Italian firm of Pininfarina was culpable for the design, construction of the body, as well as final assembly. The Duetto was the last project in which founder Battista Pininfarina was involved. Design director of Pininfarina at that time was Franco Martinengo.
Model, 1994 Afa Romeo Spider
Type, Sports Car
MPG, 22 city / 30 highway
Horsepower, 120 hp
Engine, 2.0 L 4-cylinder
Dimensions, 168″ L x 64″ W x 50″ H
Fuel Tank Capacity, 12.2 gal
Configurations, MPG (city / hwy)
Base, 22 / 30
Veloce, 22 / 30