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 |  Nov 01 2011, 4:28 PM

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Looking rather lonely and out of place in Mopar’s massive SEMA booth was Mopar Underground’s Fiat 500 Carbon. Amidst all the heavy American muscle was this customized Italian compact featuring an Anodized Azzurro exterior with blackened accents. Peering behind each 17×7-inch Dark Hyper Black wheel were bright red calipers, giving a solid contrast to the matte blue finish.

The Fiat 500 Carbon also incorporates satin carbon fiber foglamp bezels and lip spoiler in the front. Mopar Underground also lowered the Fiat 500 with their own lowering springs while a strut tower brace tightens up the chassis. Lastly, the 500 breathes a little better thanks to a cold-air intake.

GALLERY: Mopar Underground Fiat 500 Carbon

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 |  Oct 25 2011, 6:30 PM

Fiat has announced that it will be showcasing a pair of custom 500s at this year’s SEMA Show. According to Fiat the 500 Titanium is a discretely tuned 500 with more aggressive styling while the Fiat 500 Carbon features more subtle modifications, accenting the Italian hatchback’s styling, craftsmanship and nimble handling. Both vehicles get upgraded products from Mopar including their respective cold-air intake, strut-tower brace and cat-back exhaust.

Starting with the Fiat 500 Titanium, Mopar has outfitted the Italian subcompact with a new aggressive front bumper with large honeycomb grilles. A satin black insert on the front bumper features integrated LED fog lamps while the circular projector headlamps have been finished in gloss black to match the Titanium’s exterior paint. For wheels, the Titanium features custom 16×6.5-inch Matte Titanium rollers with a two-piece design.

Lowering the vehicle are custom Mopar springs while braking performance has been upgraded with Matte Titanium front and rear brake calipers with larger rotors. Styling is further enhanced with a pair of side skirts and a large liftgate spoiler while the rear bumper has been completely redesigned with a rear diffuser. A center-mounted rear Mopar exhaust tip can be seen housed in the new rear diffuser.

On the inside, the Titanium features a black with Titanium Metallic accents color scheme. Both front and rear seats have been reupholstered in smooth black leather and accented with Titanium Metallic vinyl seat centers. Metallic Gray stitching accents the finished product.

Meanwhile, the Fiat 500 Carbon features an Anodized Azzurro (blue) exterior with blackened accents inside and out. The front bumper on the Carbon features integrated satin carbon fiber foglamp bezels and lip spoiler. The headlights have been refinished in a Dark Hyper Black finish while 17×7-inch Dark Hyper Black aluminum wheels are on all four corners. Similar to the Titanium, Mopar outfitted the Carbon with their lowering springs, strut tower brace and cold-air intake.

In the rear, a carbon fiber liftgate spoiler improves the aerodynamics while a powdercoated carbon fiber exhaust tip is a nice, subtle touch. Carbon fiber can also be seen in the rear bumper and valence while the tail lamp bezels have been refinished in Dark Hyper Black. The interior continues with a dark black theme, but has been contrasted with Anodized Azzurro accents.

That’s a lot of description for just a teaser photo, so stay tuned for AutoGuide’s 2011 SEMA Coverage starting here November 1st, and check out the complete 2011 SEMA Preview here.

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