Fiat Partners With Conde Nast For Fiat 500c GQ Edition
In February this year Fiat revealed its new limited edition model called Fiat 500c GQ Edition. Now, several months later, the Italian brand is introducing the convertible version of the model. On fact, the vehicle came to reality due to the partnership between Fiat and Condé Nast.
Both brands delivered via this model innovative and strategic custom solutions designed to engage the customers. The 500c GQ Edition is athletic yet stylish enough. The car embodies world-class performance and Italian design.
The exterior of the car has a more pronounced front fascia with larger air intakes. They serve in terms of optimizing the airflow to the 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine. In addition, performance-styled side sills deliver Cinquecento's iconic silhouette and sporty appearance.
This Fiat runs on 16-inch split five-spoke aluminum wheels with a featured sculptural design. They are finished in Hyper Nero (black) with a Rosso (red) center cap and accenting inner backbone.
Moreover, the downforce needed for the dynamic handling is delivered by a cloth-top mounted spoiler which extends the roofline. Below, the rear-fascia diffuser integrates the dual exhaust system. What is more, there are also to be mentioned the Gloss Nero headlamp, taillamp and parking lamp bezels as well as the distinctive "GQ 500" badge located on the B-pillar.
The interior of the Fiat 500c GQ Edition features performance appointments, premium materials and unique color treatments. What is immediately visible is the thick-rim three-spoke steering wheel which is wrapped in Nero leather and includes a contrasting Steam inner leather ring.
Furthermore, a large concentric instrument cluster with 160-mph speedometer, tachometer and trip computer is visible behind the steering wheel. It includes also a Nero leather-wrapped cluster brow finished with Tungsten accent stitching.
At the center one can find Nero shift knob sewn together with Tungsten accent thread. GQ Edition-specific satin chrome interior accents deliver more sophistication. Next, the seats are sporty and include special design. Nero leather is wrapped to the contoured seat bolsters, while Alcantara inserts and a Steam leatherette center stripe on the seat cushion deliver added texture and contrast.
More importantly, the new Fiat 500c GQ Edition is powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine. It develops 160 horsepower (118 kW) and up to 230 Nm (170 lb.-ft.). The acceleration time of the model for the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is estimated below 7 seconds. The unit is coupled to a performance five-speed manual transmission.
Fiat 500c GQ Edition will be offered in Nero Puro (straight black), Argento (silver), Granito Lucente (granite crystal) and Bianco (white) exterior colors. The model will be available in dealerships in the beginning of 2014.