Interesting. https://www.caranddriver.com/features/fiat-124-spider-abarth-at-lightning-lap-2017-feature Can't seem to get the URL to work. But, essentially, the FIAT 124 laps Virginia International Raceway quicker than the Miata. Nearly four seconds quicker at 3:16:9, in fact. The common complaint with the 124(comparable to Miata)is - it is bigger, sluggish to start, and has less desirable handling. However, it does have less body-roll and more power.