Today our leap into the past takes us to the story of the Fiat Nuova 500.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Fiats first born 500, start with forgetting about today’s 500, it has nothing to do with it.
The Fiat 500 has quite a history, dating back to 1936 with the Fiat 500 ‘Topolino’ produced until 1955 (from model A to C) and the next model Fiat Nuova 500 (models N-G-D-F-L-R) produced from 1957 to 1975.
A little spoiler: we got our hands on the last Fiat Nuova 500 model R produced in history.
Today we’re going to talk about Excess, Speed and Arrogance. And what’s the best era that describes all of this? That’s right, the good old 80s.
In an era where nights begin with the happy hour, Madonna busted the scene, the Internet was just born, Yuppies were jumping in wall street, Aerobics took over the world and fashion was just… you know, too much.
But for us, petrolheads, it was a hell of a time where fire-breathing supercars engines would end up in quiet sedans creating these unique (and senseless) ground-to-air missiles.
So here it is, born straight from the excesses of the 80s - today we’re going to talk about the Lotus Omega Opel and where we found one.
We all have a dream car.
That unattainable car that we dream about since we’re kids, that car that seems impossible to have, shortly, we all have ‘that car’.