Some cars are built for thrills. The Alfa Romeo Spider is without doubt in this category. But while performance is a priority, the classic car has undergone some downsizing. This translates into small engines that despite their lower displacement provide the same level of power.drive it! tests out the entry-level engine version, which beats its predecessor on all fronts thanks to supercharging and modern direct fuel injection. It’s a full second faster over the dash to 100 km/h (7.8 seconds). And instead of 224 km/h the current model has a top speed of 235. drive it! checks out the thrill factor.