Would there be a new Spider? What about an updated mid-engined sports car like the venerable X1/9?
Wait and see, we were told.
In 2011, FIAT FreakOut was held in Nashville, Tennessee. It was hot as blazes there, so I decided that I'd take the air-conditioned 500 rather than the Spider. That paid serious dividends ... I had driven home from Asheville the previous year with the top up because the sun was beating me to death.
FIAT was eager to get a group shot of all the new 500s together, which amounted to a little more than a third of the total gathering.