6th June 2014
The Fiat 500 has long been known for its classic good looks and retro styling – but perhaps not for an unlikely association with the Lamborghini marque.
However, adventurous Italian mechanic Dini Gianfranco has given a Fiat 500 a very special powerhouse – a 6.2-litre V12 engine from the Lamborghini Murcielago.
Delivering a spine-tingling 580bhp to the pint-sized Fiat 500, the top speed of Gianfranco's creation is a whopping 186mph.
Taking over 3,000 hours to complete in total, this special Fiat 500 was a true labour of love and a final result of earlier prototypes with both 3.2-litre Porsche Carrera and Ferrari V8 engines.
With its beefy wheel arches and pumped up exterior, this is no ordinary Fiat 500, but the unmistakable roof line and front lights show the vehicle's roots.
Inside, the finish is fun and zesty but with a minimal approach to technology. There's plenty of dials to keep an eye on that purring V12 engine, and manual transmission for optimum driving pleasure.
A founder of car modification specialist, Oemmedi Meccanica, Gianfranco said: "After the Ferrari, we felt so driven to exceed ourselves, which led us to our most recent creation ─ the Lamborghini." Gianfranco plans to sell his super-powered Fiat 500, but its price tag remains to be revealed.
For more information on Fiat's stylish everyday drives, get in touch with Lookers Fiat in Stockport. Our team is on hand to take you through every vehicle in the line-up and we can arrange a test drive for you too.