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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Mopar Fiat 500 Stinger Unveiled

The Mopar Fiat 500 Stinger is a Fiat 500 customized with Mopar accessories. The Fiat 500 Stinger Stage 1 is a visual package that features blacked out lights, door handles and trim; body side moulding with stripes and roof graphics on the outside, plus 17 inch wheels in hyper black finish.

Fiat 500 Stinger interior

Inside, the seats are modified with Katzkin seat covers and a carbon fiber dash. The Fiat 500 Stinger Stage 2 is a performance package consisting of a Mopar cold air intake, cat back exhaust and drilled rotors.

Mopar Fiat 500 Stinger show car

Here are more details about the Mopar Fiat 500 Stinger, courtesy of Chrysler:

2012 Fiat 500 ‘Stinger’
Building on the Fiat 500’s “Hottest Sports Compact Car” award by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) this past November, the new Fiat 500 “Stinger” integrates two Mopar stage kits that deliver bold styling appointments and select high-performance parts from the Mopar catalog.

Adding even more style to the new 2012 Fiat 500 Sport, the Fiat 500 Stinger features Giallo (yellow) exterior paint combined with unique blackened exterior and interior appointments – all designed to amplify the hatchback’s athletic Italian styling.

Fiat 500 Stinger

Stage 1: athletic and purposeful styling enhancements
For a more aggressive appearance, the Fiat 500 Stinger’s signature “whiskers and logo” face and circular projector headlamps are finished in Black Chrome. Accenting the Giallo bodyside are exterior door handles and mirror caps finished in Black Chrome, while larger 17-inch by 7-inch Abarth Hyper Black aluminum wheels with wider 205/40 R 17 performance tires provide the hatchback with a menacing stance below. Tinted head and taillamps and license-plate brow, and Mopar’s vinyl bodyside and roof graphics in black checker add to the Fiat 500 Stinger’s serious look.

The interior of the Fiat 500 Stinger continues the duality of Giallo and black with Mopar’s Katzkin leather seats. Based on the Fiat 500 Sport’s athletic-styled seats, the 500 Stinger’s seats feature Alcantara seat centers sandwiched by smooth and Giallo black leather bolsters and Giallo accent stitching. Below, a Mopar carbon-fiber instrument panel decal provides this Cinquecento’s interior with a technical appearance. A Mopar shifter ball is finished in Gloss Black completes the appearance.

Fiat 500 Stinger rear quarter view

Stage 2: track-tested performance upgrades
Delivering factory-designed performance, Mopar’s new Stage 2 kit ensures that the Fiat 500 Stinger delivers improved power and braking capabilities to match its aggressive styling upgrades.

Mopar’s cold-air intake and free-flowing cat-back exhaust enable the Fiat 500 Stinger’s fuel-efficient 1.4-liter 16-valve MultiAir™ engine to deliver even more power and torque.

And to make sure this Cinquecento delivers track-ready brake performance, the Fiat 500 Stinger features performance brakes with cross-drilled rotors for additional surface-heat dissipation.

Fiat 500 Stinger emblem

Be sure to check out your Fiat Studio for more information on Mopar accessories.

Images: Chrysler Media

1 comment:

Wildwagonz said...

I wonder if using the name "Stinger" is gonna cause issue with GM over the Corvair Yenko Stinger of '65 and '66