Due to the fact that Zagato, the well-known coach builder is specialized in modifying high-end sports cars such as Bentley, we were surprised to see the Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The name is inspired by its predecessor built in the 1950s, and as you can see from the photos the car features Zagato’s so-called signature: the double hump unique shape of the roof.
As expected, the new Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato keeps the compact dimensions of the standard vehicle, which means that the car is 355 centimetres long, 163 cm wide and 149 cm high, with a 230 centimetre wheelbase. Under the hood we find the TwinAir engine delivering 105 hp and 155 Nm at 2,500 rpm and 95 g/km of CO2 emissions.
According to Zagato, the car was designed for a young and dynamic male target, and features a Pop Yellow paint finish. Inside, the car features sporty "diamond" seats and high-tech fabric teamed with yellow chamois leather and the black natural leather of the surrounds which give it a young.
The design of the car is completed by the 17" "chrome shadow" wheels featuring a double spoked shape and synthetic inserts (made of APP-TECH).
While the 500 Coupé Zagato is designed to appeal to young male consumers, it also caters to the needs of females as it features an array of stylistic schemes using the most interesting trends in terms of materials and colors. For example, the prototype is wrapped in a Pop Yellow livery, which is a three-layer body paint color with a white bias. This livery highlights the contours of the 500 Coupé Zagato while providing it with a pop image that is overflowing with personality.
Furthermore, the 500 Coupé Zagato features burnished chrome exterior elements as well as 17-inch chrome shadow wheels -- with a brand new double spoked shape and synthetic inserts -- wrapped in 205/40 R17 tires. Included are four perforated brake discs. This exterior scheme is also present inside the cabin, as reflected on the seats. The 500 Coupé Zagato has seats that draw inspiration from the traditional sporty "diamond" seats, and which are wrapped in high-tech fabric and yellow chamois leather.
The surrounds of the seats feature black natural leather. This design scheme is also repeated on the steering wheel, which is wrapped in leather with contrasting stitching featuring the same color as the yellow chamois leather grips. The dashboard surround features the same colors as the exterior and is treated in burnished "eco-chrome" for a more assertive charm. Moreover, the 500 Coupé Zagato features a lining of the roof panel with dark high-tech fabric, which has a delicate shimmer as a result of a transparent single-filament yarn.
With its distinctive and appealing personality, the 500 Coupé Zagato stays true to Fiat's history and mission -- to build cars characterized by original style and advanced technology, as well as by intelligent solutions that help boost cabin convenience and comfort. The 500 Coupé Zagato is still provided with "my-port", a practical multimedia port located on the dashboard that enables connection between the driver – through smartphones – to the Internet and satellite navigation.