Italian designer Zagato and Fiat Centro Stile have teamed up to create the “500 Coupe Zagato”. This special 500 unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is inspired by the namesake predecessor built in the 1950.
Even though the design of the car is revamped, but it is still very easy to mistake it with an ordinary 500! The highlights of the car is the unique shape of the roof with the characteristic “double hump” which is Zagato’s signature. It also has the classic “2+2 seater” formula, retaining the compact dimensions of the basic model at 355 centimetres long, 163 cm wide and 149 cm high, with a 230 centimetre wheelbase.
The Zagato 500 is powered by the two-cylinder TwinAir 105 HP engine that has received many praises regarding its great “driving fun” factor! In addition, at 124 HP/litre, this engine is also one of the world leaders in specific power. All while ensuring reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions unrivalled in this category: 95 g/km.
The same styling effect can be found in the interiors, specifically the seats, inspired by the traditional sporty “diamond” seats and high-tech fabric teamed with yellow chamois leather and the black natural leather of the surrounds which give it a young, contemporary look. The decidedly sporty appearance can also be found on the steering wheel – also covered in leather with contrasting stitching the same colour as the yellow chamois leather grips – and on the dashboard surround, matching the exterior colour, which was treated in burnished “eco-chrome” to give it a more aggressive appeal. Lastly, another typical feature of coupe vehicles is the lining of the roof panel with dark high-tech fabric embellished by a transparent single-filament yarn that gives it a delicate shine.
In perfect synch with its sporty personality, the “500 Coupe Zagato” features burnished chrome exterior elements, 17? “chrome shadow” wheels with a brand new double spoked shape and synthetic inserts (made of APP-TECH), 205/40 R17 tyres and 4 perforated brake discs.