Fiat has opened orders for a special limited production 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition. Due to hit showrooms sometime later this spring, it’s designed to represent vintage Italian styling with a retro feel both inside and out.
Starting price of the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition will be $20,400 which puts it at just $1,900 more than the base Fiat 500 Lounge model. The vehicle’s look is inspired by the original 1957 Nuova Fiat which was part of Fiat’s revamp that began during World War II.
The Fiat 500 1957 Edition will have sport-tuned suspension, 16” forged aluminum wheels with a wide chrome lip, body-color accent and large center cap, retro-style Fiat badging and a premium Marrone (brown) and Avorio (ivory) leather interior.
It will be offered in three exterior colors of Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and exclusive Celeste (celestial blue) with the Verde Chiaro and Celeste paired to a Bianco painted roof and mirror caps. The retro-styling is continued inside with an Avorio interior with contrasting Marrone leather seats.
There will also be a hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel and a key fob with a special 1957 graphic. Amid all the retro styling, however, the sound system will be a very modern six-speaker, 276-watt FIAT premium audio system with SiriusXM Radio.
Powering the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition will be a 1.4-liter MultiAir engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission with an optional six-speed automatic. EPA estimates give it a 31/40 city/highway rating. Those looking for a more aggressive drive will be able to take advantage of a Sport mode.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.