Fiat's mid-1990s entry to the growing coupe market was nothing if not dramatic. Launched in 1996, the striking two-door had individual styling and amazing performance. Designed by Chris Bangle, who later went on to introduce a new and controversial design language at BMW, the Coupe's lines built by Pininfarina were a melee of sharp angles and curves, with a distinctive wedge-shaped profile. It may have caused a stir, but the little Fiat looked fantastic. And under the bonnet, a two-liter 20-valve five-cylinder engine offered excellent performance, especially in turbo form. The turbocharged model had enormous reserves of torque and breathtaking power delivery, but the handling could catch out unskilled drivers at the limit. Production has now ceased but the car remains sought after and there are a number of driver's clubs worldwide.
Fiat Coupe Specifications
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