The 2013 Fiat 500 has quickly gained ground as a premium, stylish subcompact car. After a few special models like the Gucci edition, we have yet another, only more appealing. Called the 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva–which means naughty, yet cool–the new 500 takes the Fiat 500 Sport and Fiat 500 Turbo and accents them with blacked-out headlights, special paint colors, and custom touches throughout.
“The Fiat brand is all about personalization and self-expression,” said Jason Stoicevich, Head of Fiat Brand for North America, Chrysler Group LLC, in a statement. “Now, Fiat 500 customers have a chance to showcase a different side of their personalities with the special-edition 500 Cattiva exuding a devilish designed-for-the-street look.”
The original Fiat 500 Cattiva concept debuted at January’s Detroit Auto Show as a styling exercise, adorned in the same eye-popping copper paint you see pictured. With a resoundingly positive feedback, Fiat opted to give it a go for production.
For the production model, it will come with either a gray cloth or black leather interior and be available with exterior paint color choices of Rosso (red), Rame (copper), Nero Puro (straight black), Argento (silver), Granito Lucente (granite crystal), Bianco (white), and Luce Blue (light blue, 500 Sport only).
Under the sheetmetal, the cars go unchanged from the 101- and 135-horsepower versions already on dealership lots. Unfortunately, the 160-horsepower Fiat 500 Abarth and the Fiat 500e won’t be available with the same special edition variations, but in fairness, they’re already pretty special.
The 2013 Fiat 500 Cattiva is debuting this weekend’s Concorso Italiano, a spectacle of antique Italian cars in the Monterey coastline of California. Expect to see them go on sale during the fourth quarter of this year (likely as 2014 models), with prices starting at $19,150 and $21,150, including $800 for destination and handling, for the 500 Sport and 500 Turbo, respectively.