Woah, someone has chopped up an electric Fiat 500 to make it look like a boat
Italian coachbuilder gives the all-electric 500 loads more headroom and much wood
Here’s something we weren’t expecting to see today – Italian coachbuilder Castagna Milano has unveiled its take on the electric Fiat 500, and it’s certainly not for the shy and retiring.
There’s bad news if you’re sold on the whole ‘small electric hatchback made to look like a Riva motorboat’ genre though – the Tender2 is actually a one-off that was unveiled beside Lake Como recently, and if we’re honest it's probably better suited to Como than it would be to Coventry.
Castagna Milano removed the roof and doors of the little Fiat, before covering almost all of the resulting exposed metal in Sapele wood. The firm also added some interesting arch and side skirt extensions, then painted the whole thing in various lurid shades of yellow.
The 500’s drivetrain remains untouched, but we’re unsure what the new aerodynamic profile does for the range. It does mean there’s literally endless luggage space though if you’re willing to play Tetris with your bags.
The ‘interior’ now features just two seats (which aren’t the standard fit 500 ones) and it’s retrimmed with some lovely brown leathers, yellow fabrics and fancy contrast stitching.
It’s certainly striking, but don’t tell Castagna Milano that an electric 500 convertible already exists…
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