Tag Archives: fiat 500

piazza minerva, rome

apart from bernini’s famous and beautiful elephant, these are the kind of beauties you can come across a saturday in piazza minerva, rome.

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weekly photo challenge: nostalgic

nostalgic_500those were the days, when a car could fit the trunk of your yukon xl… i’ve posted about the cinquecento, the classic fiat 500, before. when in rome may this spring we saw a bunch again and i just can’t help myself for lifting my camera.

weekly photo challenge: renewal

in the automotive industry renewal of existing models, together with introduction of new models, is the key of life. and some brands are lucky to be able to create icons, which they can continue to develop, refine and renew. in my eyes the fiat 500 is a truly iconic car, superbly fit for the narrow streets of old italian cities. and since the original models it hasn’t grown enormously in size as many of it’s likes by other brands. it’s bigger now for sure, but still a very small and (imho) very stylish retro design nowadays. back then it was maybe a bit more simplistic in it’s design…

so here are a couple of shots from sicily today, shot during the last month, of both old and new fiat 500 models. i love the very rudimentary ip of the older models (pic 4), a speedometer is all you ever need! and a max of 130 kph isn’t that scary, is it? still today’s models (pic 8) have pretty clean ip with just the info you need, but now the max speed is shown as 220 kph. development goes fast!

the last 2 pictures are on the rather new “large” version of the 500. that’s model range extension more than renewal, still works on the theme i think.

which car i drive? i don’t own a car…