The Fiat 500 Spiaggina: A Symbol of the Italian ‘Dolce Vita’
The Fiat 500 Spiaggina, an iconic symbol of the Italian ‘Dolce Vita’, has been reimagined in a unique collaboration between Garage Italia and Bonacina1889. This new version of the classic car combines the vintage charm of the original with modern, eco-friendly technology, offering a 100% electric driving experience.
Bonacina1889’s Unique Contribution
Bonacina1889, a renowned furniture brand, has brought its unique touch to the project, creating woven rattan seats reminiscent of the original designs by Vittorio Bonacina in the 1950s. These seats, a nod to the past, are now available in a variety of colors, allowing customers to personalize their Fiat 500 Spiaggina to match their style.
Garage Italia’s Vision
Garage Italia, led by Lapo Elkann, has been instrumental in bringing this project to life. The company has transformed the classic Fiat 500 into a modern, electric vehicle, complete with a soft white canvas roof and nautical-style white ropes in place of doors. The car is part of Garage Italia’s Icon-e series and offers a range of 100 kilometers and a top speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
A New Mascot for Bonacina1889
The Fiat 500 Spiaggina is set to become a company mascot for Bonacina1889, featuring in all its future projects both in Italy and abroad. The company plans to use the car to transport customers from the Museo Galleria Giardino, opened in early 2023, to its production facility, offering them a taste of the Italian ‘dolce vita’.
A Tribute to the Past, A Vision for the Future
The new Fiat 500 Spiaggina is more than just a car; it’s a tribute to the past and a vision for the future. It combines the nostalgic charm of the original Spiaggina with the modern demands of sustainability and personalization. This unique collaboration between Garage Italia and Bonacina1889 has resulted in a vehicle that is not only stylish and eco-friendly but also deeply rooted in Italian culture and history.
The Fiat 500 Spiaggina, reimagined by Garage Italia and Bonacina1889, is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Italian ‘dolce vita’. It’s a car that captures the spirit of the past while looking firmly towards the future, offering a unique blend of style, sustainability, and personalization.