Fiat 500 Cattiva design concept

The Cattiva is based off the Sport and Turbo models, and is finished in Rame (which is what Fiat calls copper) with accents in—prepare yourself for quite the surprise—Chrome Nero. Ditto for the roof and rear spoiler. This detailing includes the same Nero Chrome exterior bits as the Tenebra, although its wheels are finished in gray. Finally, the Cattiva’s interior receives Nero-finished leather sports seats, steering wheel, and shift knob. And Beats handles audio duties here, too.


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The purpose for these two designs is so the Italian marque can display just how unique it’s Fiat Custom Shop can make the 500. The Fiat Custom Shop launched late last year and allows buyers to spec their Cinqucentos with a large assortment of options when it comes to exterior colors, interior appointments, graphics packages, and body add-ons. Fiat tells us there are no plans to send the Cattiva or the Tenebra into production.

Fiat 500 Design Concepts

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By John Lamm