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Fiat to Debut 500 Tenebra and Cattiva Design Concepts in Detroit

Fiat is going to bring two new design concepts of the 500 to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show next week. The two concepts are meant to expand the appeal of the Fiat 500 Abarth and the Fiat 500 Turbo. The Fiat 500 Abarth "Tenebra" design concept displays unique Matte Grigio paint and special appointments including a roof-size Abarth scorpion logo, while the Fiat 500 "Cattiva" design concept is based on the 500 Turbo and features a sporty bi-color look and blacked-out appearance.

The Fiat 500 Abarth Tenebra is painted in Matte Grigio grey with new Nero Chrome black exterior accents, Gloss Nero headlights, taillights and parking lamp bezels, and new lightweight 16-inch Hyper Nero Chrome Abarth design aluminum wheels. The exterior also gets a Gloss Grigio roof-sized Abarth "Scorpion" logo. Inside the Tenebra concept gets front performance seats with racing-harness pass through that are finished in Nero leather with Grigio piping and accent stitching. The Abarth flat-bottom steering wheel and instrument-panel cluster brow are wrapped in Nero leather and finished with Grigio accent stitching. Carbon fiber with a matte finish also spans the width of the instrument panel, while Grigio accent stitching has been added to the shift knob and parking brake handle.


The new Fiat 500 Cattiva is inspired by the 500 Sport and Turbo models. It features a vibrant Rame copper exterior color and contrasting Nero accents for a bi-color appearance. It gets Nero Chrome exterior accents, Gloss Nero headlights, taillights and parking lamp bezels, and a sport-tuned suspension with unique 16-inch satin dark grey painted aluminum wheels. The roof and aggressive liftgate spoiler are painted Gloss Nero. Inside, the Fiat 500 Cattiva features a Nero interior environment and leather sport seating with a unique Matte Nero instrument panel. For additional detail, a Nero leather-wrapped sport-designed steering wheel is hand-stitched with Argento silver stitching, as is the matching manual transmission shift knob.


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