It would help if your name is Antonio—not Tony—and you actually look good with your shirt unbuttoned three or four from the top. And oh yeah, if you drive Formula 1 for Ferrari. Then, guy, you can drive the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition.
But if your name is Gina, Sophia or Francesca and you can do the button thing with bellissima, the whole Formula 1 thing is waived. Actually, we see the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition as a girly car, particularly in the three pastels it’s offered in, Bianco (white), Verde Chiaro (light green) and exclusive Celeste (celestial—we’d call it baby—blue). The Verde and Celeste 500’s have a white roof section to accent the base color, which is also applied to the rearview mirrors and special wheels with a vintage hubcap look.
The 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition is based on the Fiat 500 Lounge and comes with all the features of that trim level, plus special a premium Marrone accented leather interior accented with Avorio (white) stitching. For what Fiat calls added contrast, Grigio (grey) door panels have an Avorio inner panel, and the door armrests and shift boot (with manual transmission) are Marrone. And to add a bit more to the kaleidoscope, the steering wheel is leather-wrapped in Avorio hand-stitched with Marrone leather on the inner ring. The center hub of the steering wheel has a retro “FIAT” badge, which is also used on the front and rear of the outside of the car.
Finally, for a bit of anomaly for this car, the sport suspension is standard. Somehow we think the buyer of this car wouldn’t notice.
The 1957 Edition, like all specials, is meant to hype interest in the model—and there’s nothing wrong with that—by reminding everyone of the Fiat 500’s Italian heritage. That heritage starts at $20,400, which is $1,900 more than a base Fiat 500 Lounge. Fiat says the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition is a limited edition model, but hasn’t said anything about limited to how many, other than to say “order allocations open this week, with the 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition arriving in studios in late spring.”
Hey, if you’re Antonio, it wouldn’t hurt to wear a sweater with the sleeves tied over your shoulders. Otherwise, get together with your two girlfriends and throw some coins the fountain. It couldn’t hurt.