At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , we’re going to see another one of ’em, in the form of the 500 GQ. Yep, that “GQ” stands for the popular Gentlemen’s Quarterly men’s magazine. If you needed an authority on style and culture trends among men, GQ is the Holy Grail.
The 500 GQ is a limited-edition model that’s set to hit dealerships in June. It’s been dressed in a refined two-tone matt grey and carbon black livery that really makes the 500 stand out like a finely-tailored suit would on Ryan Gosling.
That sounds appropriate, considering that Fiat is specifically targeting the 500 GQ for what it describes as the "metropolitan man of the third millennium.” In short, somebody with the style and panache of Gosling.
In addition to the two-tone livery, the 500 GQ also comes with chrome-plated mirror covers, a ’GQ’ logo on the pillar, orange 500 logos on the hub caps, orange brake calipers, a grey aesthetic liner and a set of 16-inch wheels.
The interior also gets bequeathed with its own share of fancy digs, particularly the exclusive orange Fiat 500 GQ logo fitted on the dashboard and leather seats with matching stitching. A sports pedal unit with aluminum effect and a leather gear knob round out the cabin upgrades.
The 500 GQ is available for both the coupe and convertible versions and a variety of powertrain options, including the 69-horsepower 1.2-liter, the 85-horsepower 0.9-liter TwinAir, the 100-horsepower 1.4-liter petrol, and the 95-horsepower 1.3-liter MultiJet.
gallery: Fiat 500S
The Geneva International Motor Show witnesses the world début of the special series Fiat 500 GQ resulting from the collaboration with Gentlemen’s Quarterly, the men’s magazine edited by Condé Nast which sets the style and culture trends across the world each month. Available for purchase next June, a showcar of the new version will be on exhibit at the Fiat booth. This model stands out for its exclusive and refined two-tone matt grey/carbon black livery.
Resulting from the partnership with the world-famous men’s magazine, the Fiat 500 GQ is dedicated to the metropolitan man of the third millennium: a fan of sophisticated aesthetics and uncompromising style, he’s a young customer who’s always connected to his web community, who enjoys what life throws his way to the full, experiencing the fun, the culture, and the social life of the modern city.
The new special series about to be marketed is based on the 500S, yet the exterior differs in the two-tone paintwork (metallic grey/black), the chrome-plated mirror covers, the specific 16" alloy rims and the ’GQ’ logo on the pillar, as well as some exclusive features of this version: an orange 500 logo on the hub caps, orange brake callipers (only on the 100 HP 1.4 engine version) and grey aesthetic liner.
Similarly, the car features the exclusive orange Fiat 500 GQ logo fitted on the dashboard and leather seats with matching stitching. Specifically, the new upholstery was designed to offer the best possible ergonomics, guaranteeing comfort and character in a single solution. The internal look of the Gentleman’s Car is completed by the sports pedal unit with aluminium effect and the leather gear knob.
Available in the saloon and convertible configurations, the new Fiat 500 GQ can be equipped with the 69 HP 1.2, 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir and 100 HP 1.4 petrol engines, as well as the 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet (all combined with a manual gearbox).
With the new 500 GQ, the range of the iconic Fiat 500 is completed, having recorded over a million sales across the world since 2007. A genuine expression of style and personality, the 2013 range includes 2 bodies (saloon and convertible) and 5 engine versions (69 HP 1.2, 85 HP 0.9 TwinAir Turbo, 100 HP 1.4 16v, 69 HP 1.2 EasyPower and 95 HP 1.3 MultiJet 16v).