Few vehicles have the majesty to rival an Italian supercar. Magnificent machines graced with prancing ponies or raging bulls are some of the most sought-after automobiles in the world. But you don’t necessarily have to be a “one-percenter” to drive something with the same passion. Fiat is bringing some of that excitement to the rest of us, revealing TWO special-edition models at the historic Concorso Italiano.
Where better to debut something unique than at an event with so many historic and exotic cars?
California is Fiat’s largest market in the U.S. with fully 20 percent of its sales coming from the golden state. Overall, deliveries are up four percent this year and to keep that momentum going they’re continuing to roll out new product.
One of these new versions of the Cinquecento is called the “Cattiva,” which means naughty but cool in Italian. Company representatives are saying it’s the darker side of the 500 and it’s easy to see why. It’s graced with blacked-out head- and tail-lamps, a black rear spoiler and roof as well as darkened fog-light trim. And of course there are many cool, black accents inside as well.
Under the hood drivers can choose from either a naturally aspirated or turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Pricing for the standard 500 Cattiva, which based on the Sport version of the car, starts at $19,150 including delivery. The Turbo Cattiva model kicks off at a slightly pricier $21,150, again including extra fees.
The other special edition 500 revealed in California is called the GQ. It gets numerous additions including special wheels, a sport-tuned suspension. Inside drivers are treated to satin trim accents and ever-popular Alcantera seat inserts.
This model is motovated exclusively by a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo-four that pumps out 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. It also has the distinction of being the first Fiat-branded car powered by that particular engine. Others wear the Abarth badge. Pricing for this style-focused Cinquecento has not been announced at this time.
Look for Fiat 500 Cativa models to start arriving at dealerships soon; the GQ version is expected to go on sale early in 2014.
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