Originally, Fiat 500 was a small town car produced in limited editions between 1957 and 1975. The car was launched in various editions during these years and was thought of as a response to people’s needs after the Second World War. In 2007, a new Fiat 500 was presented, but this new car was only inspired from the design of the original, because it was already larger and heavier. This new model resembled the already famous Volkswagen Beetle and the BMW MINI. However, the tradition of the Fiat 500 seems to be continued with the 2013 Fiat 500 Café Racer, which appellative is usually used to describe speed motorcycles.[Not a valid template]
The 2013 Fiat 500 Café Racer is very small and compact, even more so than its 2007 sister, resembling its original ancestors. This new city car is meant to make driving in towns very easy and comfortable and its designers and engineers have really focused their attention on making it easier, lighter and more aerodynamic. The cute 2013 Fiat 500 Café Racer looks great because it borrows from the original Fiat designs while adapting them for today’s driver. Speaking of drivers, the new Fiat 500 can be a car for anyone, not just for girls. Everyone thinks of women when they see small cars, but we’re sure men will find it useful and pleasant too.
The fact that this Fiat is designed for utility and speed is amazing, and all this is thanks to some of the special additions it has been endowed with. Among them, we find a set of lowering springs, not to mention the car’s reduced height with about 4 inches. Another aspect that was carefully considered in order to make the 2013 Fiat 500 Café Racer more aerodynamic was to reduce its weight. For this purpose Fiat makers added lightweight rims, reduced the door handles and shortened the exhaust system; they also used Lexan glass which is lighter.
The interior had to suffer some consequences a bit too, and this meant leaving only the bare necessities for driving this car. This two-seater is sure to impress future costumers, but until it is launched we have to be satisfied with the little information we have. This version of the Fiat 500 will be a great car for in-city driving in the next few years, thanks to its vintage roots yet modern handling and the aerodynamics that engineers bestowed upon it.
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