In the market of mini sports cars, the Mazda MX-5 is on an island all its own. Rightfully so, too, considering that the MX-5 is one of the most popular cars in history. The thought of competing against the MX-5 has been a tested throughout time, yet somehow, Mazda’s sports car still reigns supreme.

That, of course, hasn’t dissuaded a man like designer David Cardoso, who seems to believe that the MX-5 will meet its rival sooner rather than later. For his part, the designer went ahead and penned his interpretation on what the car would look like. Using Fiat as his peg, Cardoso went out and designed a Fiat 500-based roadster he’s calling the ‘Primo’.

Copying some styling cues from the 500 and putting his own twist into it, the Primo has the look of a sporty and aggressive roadster with a long hood and what looks to be a drop-top treatment.

The Primo, unfortunately, is just a concept rendering by a pretty amazing designer. Fiat has its share of problems and dilemmas it has to deal with before thinking about releasing a 500-based roadster anytime soon.

Then again, we can always hope and dream that we’d see a car like this in the future.


Source: David Cardoso

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  (532) posted on 03.22.2011

haha. What a joke! I think David Cardoso should think twice before competing against the Mazda. Just look at the clean and aggressive design of the Mazda its far better compare to this one.

  (1211) posted on 11.16.2010

It’s better be sexy if it’s going to go up against the dynamic duo- the sky and solstice.

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