Rumors are mounting that Fiat may pull the plug on its Mazda partnership, which was designed to produce the Alfa Romeo Spyder roadster. So far, the rumors are still unconfirmed, but while Alfa is set to roll out the new 4C Spyder this week in Geneva, it’s getting easy to see why the project may be in doubt.

Sources seem to indicate that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has decided to cancel the program in order to keep Alfa Romeo production within Italy. The original deal called for Mazda to manufacture the vehicles, but the guys over at Autoblog suggested Marchionne might shift the focus to another held Italian marque, such as the Fiat or Abarth brand.

This move sounds likely, as we reported just a few days ago that the Spyder may receive an Abarth powerplant. In the meantime, let’s just be happy that we’re getting the 4C. A little Alfa is better than no Alfa.

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[via Autoblog]