17 March 2011

Fiat 500 Zagato Coupe

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Recently unveiled at Geneva, famed -and often eccentric- Italian styling house Zagato has yet cooked-up yet another 500 special edition, one that's already been given the green light to take on the Mini Cooper S... FIAT 500 Zagato Coupe:

The one you see pictured above is based on the popular Fiat 500 mini and is the result of the collaboration between the Fiat Group Automobiles' Centro Stile and the Zagato design house.

Showcased at the Fiat stand, the "500 Coupé Zagato" is said to have been inspired by the namesake predecessor built in the 1950 by the famous Italian bodyworker on the chassis of the original 500.

From the window line and below, the 500 concept is identical to the standard three-door hatchback model. However, the concept gets a completely new top with a sloping coupe-like roof featuring Zagato's trademark double-bubble design.

Other features include the burnished chrome exterior elements, 17-inch chrome shadow alloy wheelss with a brand new double spoked shape and synthetic inserts wrapped in 205/40 R17 tires and 4 perforated brake discs.

The concept is 3,550 mm long, 1,630 mm wide and 1,490 mm high, with a 2,300 mm wheelbase. Inside, Fiat says the 500 Coupe gets a 2+2 seating layout and a bespoke interior with sporty "diamond" seats trimmed in black and yellow two-tone leathers and other unique features.

Power for the 500 Coupé Zagato is provided by Fiat's turbocharged two-cylinder gasoline unit with 105 HP at 5,500 rpm and 155 Nm (114 lb-ft) of peak torque at 2,500 rpm, which promises reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of just 95 g/km.

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  1. Finally an alternative to the Mini and the Smart Car... When will we see an Abarth grace our shores?


  2. I hear a number of Abarths coming, inc. convertible

    But it won't be cheap!

  3. I love this cars styling. I could see myself in one of these. But I am holding out for a 1.3 liter diesel. Until I can get a small turbo diesel
    my Chevy metro is easy and cheap to repair and rebuild. Hope to see a diesel.


  4. I drove the diesel and it's the worst match on the planet for this car, when cold it is as rough as a tractor. No, just say NO.


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