Italians get ‘naughty’ with customized Fiat 500

In Italian, cattiva roughly translates to “naughty yet cool” (since there’s apparently no word for “mischievous,” eh?). Apparently, that’s the best way to describe Fiat designers’ latest customized Fiat 500, as the blacked-out, two-color 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva beauty will be displayed at Concorso Italiano starting Aug. 16 at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey, Calif., before going on sale later this year.

The factory customized, limited-edition “Cinquecento” will be available in 500 Sport and 500 Turbo models. The so-called “aggressive styling” includes blacked-out headlamp, tail lamp and parking lamp bezels. The wheels are unique 16-inch Hyper Nero painted aluminum wheels with all-season performance tires.

The Cattiva will come with a 1.4-liter MultiAir engine and 5-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy is estimated at 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.  The Turbo model features an upgraded MultiAir Turbo engine and sport-tuned exhaust to deliver 34 percent more power (135 vs. 101 horsepower) and 53 percent more torque (150 vs. 98 lb.-ft.)

Buyers will be able to choose from an array of colors, including Rosso (red), Rame (copper), Nero Puro (straight black), Argento (silver), Granito Lucente (granite crystal), Bianco (white) and Luce Blue (light blue, 500 Sport only).

The Fiat 500 Cattiva will arrive at Fiat dealers nationwide in the fourth quarter and priced beginning at $18,350, excluding the $800 destination charge. The Turbo based model will start at $20,350 plus destination charge.


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