Fiat unveiled 2014 500C GQ Edition

Article by Anita Panait, on August 30, 2013

The FIAT brand unveiled at the Concorso Italiano its 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition, the latest of its Cinquecento cabrio model. Designers at FIAT brand tried to seize the essence of the GQ man by developing a 500 that mirrors an athletic yet stylish lifestyle -- resulting to the creation  of the new 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition.

The Fiat 500c GQ Edition features a more pronounced front fascia with larger air intakes that maximize airflow to its 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine. Giving the Fiat 500c GQ Edition a more athletic profile are performance-styled side sills. The cabrio is also blessed with new 16-inch split five-spoke aluminum wheels that feature a sculptural design and.

The wheels finished in Hyper Nero (black) with a Rosso (red) center cap and accenting inner backbone. The Fiat 500c GQ Edition features a cloth-top mounted spoiler that extends the roofline and helps provide the downforce needed for dynamic handling.

The vehicle also features a rear-fascia diffuser that integrates the dual exhaust system. The vehicle also dons Gloss Nero headlamp, taillamp and parking lamp bezels,as well as a distinctive “GQ 500” badge located on the B-pillar. Fiat 500c GQ Edition’s power-operated cloth top could be folded down to the rear spoiler on speeds of up to 60 mph just by pushing a single button. To fold open the premium Nero fabric roof and tuck it behind the rear head restraints -- at speeds of up to 50 mph, one just needs to press the button again.

The interior boasts of functional performance appointments, premium materials and distinct color treatments. The interior's front features a thick-rim three-spoke steering wheel in Nero leather, with a contrasting Steam (white) inner leather ring.

The Fiat 500c GQ Edition also features a large concentric instrument cluster -- 160-mph speedometer, tachometer and trip computer -- behind the steering wheel. The cluster boasts of a Nero leather-wrapped cluster brow finished with Tungsten accent stitching.  The cabrio's center features a Nero shift knob sewn together with Tungsten accent thread.

Under the hood we find the  1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine delivering 160 horsepower and up to 170 lb.-ft. of torque, enough to push the small car from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in the low 7-second range. The engine is bolted to a five-speed manual tranamission. According to the official press release. the 2014 Fiat 500 GQ Edition will be available in Nero Puro (straight black), Argento (silver), Granito Lucente (granite crystal) and Bianco (white) exterior colors. [source: Fiat]

Press Release

The FIAT Brand Partners with Condé Nast for the Limited-edition Fiat 500c GQ Edition

Special edition is powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engineAugust 16, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Surrounded by some of the most influential Italian automotive designs, Concorso Italiano provided the perfect setting for the FIAT brand to debut its latest Cinquecento (500) cabrio model: the powerful yet tailored 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition. GQ's style leadership of the modern man inspired the FIAT brand to create a new Fiat 500 variant that continues the brand's tradition of fashionable, limited-production lifestyle cars for the discerning customer.

"The new Fiat 500c GQ Edition showcases the design talents of the FIAT brand and the inspiration of the style authority of GQ, to highlight how the brand continues to push the envelope when it comes to lifestyle partnerships with like-minded brands," said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC. "The FIAT brand created a limited-production edition with custom appointments that reflect an individual who always looks sharp, lives smart and finds freedom through the precision and turbocharged power of a driver's car."

"This partnership represents what Condé Nast does best – innovative and strategic custom solutions designed to engage our audience of super-influencers," said Lou Cona, President of the Condé Nast Media Group and Chief Revenue Officer, Condé Nast.

Fiat 500c GQ Edition: designed for the athletic yet style-conscious lifestyle of the modern man
FIAT brand designers strived to capture the essence of the GQ man by creating a Cinquecento that reflects an athletic yet style-conscious lifestyle. Hence, the new 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition incorporates world-class performance and Italian design, fashioned with appointments for a sharply tailored appearance.

Outside, the Fiat 500c GQ Edition requires a more pronounced front fascia with larger air intakes to maximize airflow to the 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine. Performance-styled side sills provide this Cinquecento's iconic silhouette with a more athletic profile. For a one-of-a-kind look, new 16-inch split five-spoke aluminum wheels feature a sculptural design and are finished in Hyper Nero (black) with a Rosso (red) center cap and accenting inner backbone. A cloth-top mounted spoiler extends the roofline and contributes to deliver the downforce needed for spirited handling. Below, a rear-fascia diffuser neatly integrates the dual exhaust system. Completing the performance look are Gloss Nero headlamp, taillamp and parking lamp bezels, along with a distinctive "GQ 500" badge located on the B-pillar.

With just the push of a button, the Fiat 500c GQ Edition's power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to 60 mph (a midway point can be chosen by pressing the button anytime in between). Press the roof button again, and the premium Nero fabric roof will fold all the way open and tuck neatly behind the rear head restraints (up to 50 mph).

Inside, the Fiat 500c GQ Edition integrates functional performance appointments, premium materials and unique color treatments. At the forefront, a thick-rim three-spoke steering wheel is wrapped in Nero leather and features a contrasting Steam (white) inner leather ring. A large concentric instrument cluster with 160-mph speedometer, tachometer and trip computer sits behind the steering wheel and features a Nero leather-wrapped cluster brow finished with Tungsten accent stitching. At the center, a Nero shift knob is sewn together with Tungsten accent thread. For a touch of sophistication, GQ Edition-specific satin chrome interior accents throughout provide an upscale look.

The Fiat 500c GQ Edition features specially designed sport seats that accentuate style and strength, like a hand-tailored tuxedo. Nero leather is wrapped tightly to the contoured seat bolsters. Alcantara inserts and a Steam leatherette center stripe on the seat cushion provide added texture and contrast, while Tungsten accent stitching and a "GQ" embossed in the seatbacks exude craftsmanship. For even more fashionable style, the instrument panel bezel is paired to the exterior color, with a matte finish.

To make sure that the style appointments are matched by an athletic performance, the new Fiat 500c GQ Edition features the track-proven 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine delivering 160 horsepower and up to 170 lb.-ft. of torque to drop 0-to-60 mph bursts to the low 7-second range. The engine is matched with a performance five-speed manual transmission.

The 2014 Fiat 500c GQ Edition will be available in Nero Puro (straight black), Argento (silver), Granito Lucente (granite crystal) and Bianco (white) exterior colors. This hot new cabrio is scheduled to arrive to FIAT studios nationwide in early 2014.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Those familiar with racing know that Marco Wittmann’s win during the 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters held last May was noteworthy as it was his second title in four seasons. In...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries