woensdag 2 maart 2011

Fiat presenteert de 500 Coupé Zagato tijdens de Motorshow Geneva

Fiat presenteert de 500 Coupé Zagato


Fiat toont een conceptauto, gebaseerd op de Fiat 500: de 500 Coupé Zagato. Dit is een eerbetoon aan de originele 500 Zagato uit 1950. Destijds had Zagato er een extreme auto van gemaakt, maar de nieuwe Zagato is vrij bescheiden. De achterkant, vanaf de C-stijlen, is anders, waardoor het een kalssieke 2+2 auto is. Het dak heeft de klassieke 'double bubble' (dubbele bobbel), een specifiek kenmerk van de designer. De auto is verder qua afmetingen niet gewijzigd en motorisch zit er de 105 pk sterke TwinAir motor onder de kap. Er worden 17" 'Chrome Shadow' velgen gemonteerd, met een apart model spaken. het interieur is voorzien van berggeitenleer:

Fiat has presented a new concept on its stand in Geneva this morning, the "500 Coupé Zagato", a collaboration with the famous Milanese design house which fuses some of its traditional design cues into the roof and C-pillar sections of the U.S.-specification Fiat 500. Presented at the Fiat stand, the prototype was inspired by the namesake predecessor built in the 1950 by the famous Italian coachbuilder on the chassis of the 500. Yet while Zagato had then completely revamped the exterior style of the basic model, today the designers have only focused on the roof and C-pillar sections of the Fiat 500, already similar to a coupé, aiming to give it a more aggressive appeal. The new shape of the roof features the characteristic "double bubble", the true emblem of Zagato, teaming the lowering of the car with retaining excellent interior comfort.

Like many historic custom-built cars, the concept car affords the classic "2+2 seater" formula, retaining all the dimensions of the basic model: indeed, it is 355 centimetres long, 163 cm wide and 149 cm high, with a 230 centimetre wheelbase. So it is a compact car which "conceals" under the bonnet the revolutionary TwinAir 105 HP engine which maximizes the "fun to drive" of this car, while ensuring, consistently with the downsizing philosophy, excellent performance levels against a considerable reduction in fuel consumption and emission levels. To achieve this objective, the engine features a specific "turbomatching" (engine-turbocharger coupling). The 105 HP TwinAir engine, which has never been used on any of the Group's models yet, is therefore the ideal engine to be installed in compact sized sporty cars, as demonstrated by the high torque delivered (155 Nm at 2,500 rpm) and the absolute world record in terms of absolute power (105 HP at 5,500 rpm). 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. Another novelty is the use of the North American market version of the 500 which is just going into production in Mexico and which is soon set to become the European market's first 'facelift' version.

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