Fiat Nuova 500, the Italian miracle's moving cube (that started off as a flop)

Jul 02, 2020 319

BY: Alessio Lana

Two seats, light, small. It sounds like the description of a mini supercar, maybe a Lotus Elise or a Caterham, but these three adjectives refer to what would later become the queen of Italian roads: the 500. Or rather, the Nuova 500 of 1957, that little curvy babe that only a few people have been able to refuse.

However, the project did not start off very well. It’s the beginning of the 50s, and Fiat has already launched a Fiat 500 – the one that would later be nicknamed Topolino (even though the Turin-based company never accepted it).

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