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]