The Fiat 500 Cafe Racer displayed at this year's SEMA show was a surprise hit. The blending of the European hot hatch Abarth with a traditional chopped top American Hot Rod appears at first glance to be at the opposite ends of the spectrum, but the Fiat design team managed to pull it off with their Fiat 500 Cafe Racer show car. The Cafe Racer term is typically applied to motorcycles that have been stripped down to their barest essentials to improve speed and handling. Fiat adapted the concept to a 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth along with a traditional Hot Rod 4 inch roof chop for good measure.
Let's take a closer look with images provided by our friends at Way Motor Works:
The Fiat 500 Cafe Racer wouldn't be complete without a Cafe Racer motorcycle being towed behind it!
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All images except number three courtesy of Way Motor Works. Number three courtesy of Fiat USA.