After the great interest achieved from the presentation on the market in September 2010, Fenice Milano receives a commission from a wealthy Chinese businessman to build a special version of its Fiat 500 La Dolce Vita. Dubbed La Dolce Vita Gold and Diamonds 200hp, the gilded car has 24K gold on everything, from the instrument panel to the dashboard and other trim parts.
The performance of this Fenice Fiat 500c has been increased to 200 hp through a partnerships with Romeo Ferraris. The gold and diamond 500c has a new ECU, an upgraded turbo, and a new exhaust system with 200-cells catalytic converter. The 200hp Fiat 500c also has Brembo brakes and adjustable dampers.
The interior of the Fenice Fiat 500 Convertible Abarth has been decked out with teak inserts, special leather and diamonds. The console is embellished with a gold framed instrument panel and teak and 24K gold inserts dashboard, whose profiles are hand-shaped by Fenice Milano’s artisans.
The wheel, redesigned starting from the original one, has the external crown in teak and the internal one in leather with commands in 24K gold, and also in the footboard the original carpeting has been substituted with teak. One of the most notable highlights is the Apple iPad Supreme Edition made in 24k gold and diamonds by Liverpool-based designer Stuart Hughes. The removable iPad is positioned on the upper section of the center console and provides a complete interaction of the device with the car. It is fitted with a GPS navigation system, an audio system and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The bespoke Fenice Milano La Dolce Vita Gold and Diamonds 200hp Fiat 500c will cost future owner a breathtaking €500,000 or about $667,000 at current exchange rates.