2012 Fiat 500 Stinger features two integrated Mopar stage kits

Article by Anita Panait, on February 1, 2012

Riding on the “Hottest Sports Compact Car” award by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) that Fiat 500 won in November 2011, the new Fiat 500 “Stinger” combined two Mopar stage kits that deliver bold styling features and limited high-performance parts from the Mopar catalog. The Fiat 500 Stinger features a Giallo (yellow) exterior combined with blackened exterior and interior appointments intended to intensify the car’s athletic Italian styling.

Stage 1 kit includes giving the hatchback athletic and purposeful styling enhancements. The Fiat 500 Stinger’s signature “whiskers and logo” face and circular projector headlamps are finished in Black Chrome.  The Giallo bodyside were accented by exterior door handles and mirror caps with Black Chrome finish.

Stinger’s 17”x7” Abarth Hyper Black aluminum wheels were fitted with 205/40 R 17 performance tires, giving it a menacing stance. The car’s serious look was amplified by tinted head and tail lamps and license-plate brow; Mopar’s vinyl bodyside; and roof graphics in black checker.

At the inside, the Fiat 500 Stinger is still laden with Giallo-black combo and with Mopar’s Katzkin leather seats. The Fiat 500 Stinger’s feature Alcantara seat centers in between Giallo black leather bolsters and Giallo accent stitching.

Stage 2 involves giving the Stinger some track-tested performance upgrades.  The Stage 2 kit ensures the Stinger is blessed with improved power and braking capabilities that match its aggressive looks. The Fiat 500 Stinger is fitted with Mopar’s cold-air intake and free-flowing cat-back exhaust to ensure that its 1.4-liter 16-valve MultiAir engine would provide even more power and torque.

With the intent of inclusivity rather than exclusivity, the Fiat 500 designers came up with an encompassing design concept, targeting a wider swath of potential customers with vastly varying preferences. This bold concept was successfully translated into actual tangible design features of the Fiat 500, with the infusion of technologically advanced and innovative systems in the passenger compartment, such as the second generation Blue&Me, an iPod interface feature and a newly developed, dashboard-mounted portable navigator system, interconnectable to the Fiat 500’s other vehicle functions, jointly developed specially for the 500 by Magneti Marell & Fiat.

Fiat’s customization concept is not limited to tangible products, as it also covers services and payment mode options, such as the 500 Cents and the 50to500 programs, created by the Fiat Group Automobile Financial Services. These payment programs allow the customer to purchase any Fiat 500 variant, including any desired customizations, at very convenient payment terms, such as an extremely low amortization scheme of only ¤ 5 a day and with no required downpayment! Other attractive offers are its no downpayment scheme and its 50% downpayment scheme, with the balance to be paid after two years.

Furthermore, every time a customer avails of any of the above-mentioned services and payment mode options, an additional 5-year, 500,000-kilometer manufacturer’s warranty is given, including a 24-hour roadside service and other awesome first-time offers. During periodic maintenance check-ups, Fiat will take care of picking up the car at the customer’s home. Moreover, the customer shall be reimbursed for incurred taxi fares while his car is unavailable.

The Fiat 500 truly offers endless possibilities in as far as utmost customer satisfaction is concerned, because the Fiat 500 is the new Fiat, made for the people, and by the people; it is for everyone. It definitely lives up to its reputation as the new people’s car.

Press Release

2012 Fiat 500 'Stinger'

Building on the Fiat 500's "Hottest Sports Compact Car" award by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) this past November, the new Fiat 500 "Stinger" integrates two Mopar stage kits that deliver bold styling appointments and select high-performance parts from the Mopar catalog.

Adding even more style to the new 2012 Fiat 500 Sport, the Fiat 500 Stinger features Giallo (yellow) exterior paint combined with unique blackened exterior and interior appointments – all designed to amplify the hatchback's athletic Italian styling.

Stage 1: athletic and purposeful styling enhancements
For a more aggressive appearance, the Fiat 500 Stinger's signature "whiskers and logo" face and circular projector headlamps are finished in Black Chrome. Accenting the Giallo bodyside are exterior door handles and mirror caps finished in Black Chrome, while larger 17-inch by 7-inch Abarth Hyper Black aluminum wheels with wider 205/40 R 17 performance tires provide the hatchback with a menacing stance below. Tinted head and taillamps and license-plate brow, and Mopar's vinyl bodyside and roof graphics in black checker add to the Fiat 500 Stinger's serious look.

The interior of the Fiat 500 Stinger continues the duality of Giallo and black with Mopar's Katzkin leather seats. Based on the Fiat 500 Sport's athletic-styled seats, the 500 Stinger's seats feature Alcantara seat centers sandwiched by smooth and Giallo black leather bolsters and Giallo accent stitching. Below, a Mopar carbon-fiber instrument panel decal provides this Cinquecento's interior with a technical appearance. A Mopar shifter ball is finished in Gloss Black completes the appearance.

Stage 2: track-tested performance upgrades
Delivering factory-designed performance, Mopar's new Stage 2 kit ensures that the Fiat 500 Stinger delivers improved power and braking capabilities to match its aggressive styling upgrades.

Mopar's cold-air intake and free-flowing cat-back exhaust enable the Fiat 500 Stinger's fuel-efficient 1.4-liter 16-valve MultiAir™ engine to deliver even more power and torque.

And to make sure this Cinquecento delivers track-ready brake performance, the Fiat 500 Stinger features performance brakes with cross-drilled rotors for additional surface-heat dissipation.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

It could be said that Toyota’s highly acclaimed TRD Pro Series has been forged in fire being direct descendants of Toyota’s past off-road racing vehicles which earned the company its...
by - February 23, 2016
With a special photography release, Nissan North America, Inc. focuses the attention on the upcoming standard/half-ton version of TITAN at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. This move follows on the...
by - February 23, 2016
Volkswagen has brought the MOMO Edition Jetta GLI to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show following its debut last year at the SEMA Show. Built with the all-new Jetta GLI, the...
by - February 22, 2016
Infiniti has finally unveiled its advanced engine lineup for the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The roster includes 300-hp and 400-hp versions of the 3.0-liter...
by - February 22, 2016
2016 Chicago Auto Show is a busy event for Volvo as the carmaker celebrates two major achievements for the company in the said event – the launching of the new...
by - February 17, 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