Those bonnet mounted turn indicators shout retro-cool.
You are forgiven for faltering. These are not official images from Fiat. Actually, these spotless renders take a digital crack at imagining up a re-born Fiat 600, made from 1955 to 1969. The classic has been re-interpreted as modern day B-segment sub-compact hatchback, by one keen designer named David Obendorfer.
Based on the Punto, the 600 is said to sit above the cheeky 500 in the Fiat food chain, and my, doesn’t she look pretty? The retro-modernization involves a tasteful implementation of the old 600’s lines over the Punto platform, as well as showing a nod or two at the new 500.
David even dreamed up an Abarth interpretation, with fitting wheels and mildly aggressive body-work. Some taste!
The front has a lot of the 500 in it, with whiffs of chrome above, bridging the cute, rotund headlamps. Below the bumper-work insists that it stay modern, and is replete with a nicely detailed, contemporary air-dam and rectangular fog lamps. The sides are clean and taut, with a mild hump on the rear flanks that teases the classic 600 in abundance, while the rear doors feature a neat, hidden handle- a regular one would have spoiled those lines, you see.
Period wheels-check. Classic dual-tone colors-check.
The rear is vehemently in favor of the 500, and and is really neatly done, with beautiful chrome lipped tail lamps. You can even have one with period wheels, and classic, dual tone colors. And if you’re adventurous enough, you can even pick up an appropriately trimmed Abarth example in your dreams.
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