From R&T’s July 1979 issue, read about two sporting Fiats at a time when they actually made cars like these.
This is why I used to love R&T- you could read about two cars from the same manufacturer, presumably the same type (sports cars, even though they are completely different in design), and all in the same issue.
Read the X1/9 test first:
That last paragraph neatly moves us on to the (124) Spider, a “traditional roadster”:
This is Sixties Vs. Seventies.