Forget Mazda MX-5, Fiat 124 Spider Is The Underdog Of 2017

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Most, if not all, stellar performers in the automotive industry are of the supercar category but today, we are going to look at a different angle. As we recap all the great things that have happened in 2017, we can’t help it but to create a new ‘Underdog’ award and this is because of the Fiat 124.

The latest 124 Spider convinced us that not all things stellar are in the supercar scene as it showed off a splendid performance when participating at Car&Driver’s Lightning Lap challenge.

In case you have missed it, the happening which happened several months ago saw the 124 Spider finishing the lap run with significantly better times than the Mazda MX-5, Toyota GT86 and the Subaru BRZ.

We find it surprising because the gap separating it from the vehicle it is based on and other great track cars is a whopping 4 seconds. In track times, that is a massive difference hence the 124 Spider is our pick for best underrated (underdog) car.