Fresh off of the success of the first Gucci-inspired Fiat 500 , the Italian automaker is back for another round of luxury goodness.
This time around, Fiat once again looked the way of its compatriot Gucci to dress up the new 500 Cabriolet . The new special edition 500 fell under the guidance of Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini in collaboration with the Centro Stile Fiat, and to their credit, the Gucci magic gives the small Fiat hatchback the luxury upgrade few fashion houses can compete with.
Just like the first version, the changes were entirely aesthetic, which means that the powertrain remains the same. But for people who care more about how the car looks than how it performs - Fiat 500s aren’t about ponies, anyway - the new 500C by Gucci is right up their avenue.
Interested buyers can now pre-order the car on the www.500bygucci.com website. The asking price (€20,000) is a little more expensive than the last one (17,000) but even if it’s a little pricey for our standards, people who enjoy a little dash of luxury on their hatchbacks will have no problem shelling out that amount for a car that has been "Gucci’d" up.
UPDATE 08/17/2011: The Fiat 500 by Gucci will be heading to the States in time for New York Fashion Week, beginning on September 8, 2011. Anyone who is interested in buying the special edition hatchback will be able to drive away in one, as well as purchase a number of Gucci clothing and personal accessories such as handbags, watches, shoes, and sunglasses that will also be at the event.
More details on the Fit 500 by Gucci after the jump.