the new Fiat Panda Monster, a very special edition version
of the Panda SUV which will be limited to just 695 units and
only be available in black, becomes ready for public
ordering. The new model has been realised in partnership
with Italian motorbike manufacturer Ducati, taking its name
from the famous Ducati Monster 695, the latest in the famous
'Monster' line, which was introduced in February.
The Panda Monster was first presented in public on the
occasion of the Bologna Motor Show held last December. For
an exclusive model which so ably characterises the Italian
design experience, being a product of two household Italian
brands: Fiat and Ducati, a brand new system of purchasing
has been devised by Fiat.
They have set up two dedicated internet microsites: www.pandamonster.fiat.it
and www.pandamonster.fiat.com. Here, the public can watch an
introduction, view a photo gallery, get to know the
technical characteristics of the car and "see it" tinside thanks to film
clips and animations.
At this point, if
the customer is interested further, they can then reserve a visit
to a designated concessionaire to acquire more specific
information. Due to its very limited numbers (695 units)
only certain customers will be approved by Fiat, and when
they visit the showroom the price, which is confidential,
can be discussed directly with the dealership's sales staff.
Anyone buying the Panda Monster will also receive a gift
inviting them (valid for two
persons) to "Mad for Motors", the large Ducati event which
takes place from 9 to 11 June at the circuit Santa Monica di Adriatic Misano.
The "stylistic assertiveness" of the powerful
Monster motorcycle is immediately obvious on this
special series, starting from the characteristic
"black livery" and other stylistic details that have
been painted black: the shanks, the mouldings, the
roof-top bars, the air inlet, and the headlight and
rear light surrounds.
Tomorrow morning the new Fiat Panda Monster, a
special edition of the Panda limited to just 695
units and which was realized in partnership with
motorcycle maker Ducati becomes available for public
The "stylistic assertiveness" of the powerful Monster
motorcycle is immediately obvious on this special series,
starting from the characteristic "black livery" and other
stylistic details that have been painted black: the shanks,
the mouldings, the roof-top bars, the air inlet, and the
headlight and rear light surrounds. The rear side windows,
rear window and rear quarterlights are also darkened. The
grill and the shield on the bumpers, on the other hand, are
metal coloured, while the aggressive design of the alloy
wheels offers a glimpse of the gold-painted brake callipers.
This sporty imprint is repeated in the black leather
upholstery inside the car.
The new Monster version is powered by the 70 bhp 1.3 16v
Multijet engine, the best that mechanical engineering has to
offer in the small turbodiesel market. And having been the
first to introduce engines with Multijet technology in the
compact car segment, Fiat is now the first to make this
engineering heritage available on compact 4x4 models. It is
an excellent solution for use around town or on longer
distances, and complies with Euro 4 emissions standards.
The 1.3 16v Multijet delivers a maximum power output of 70
bhp (51 kW at 4000 rpm) and torque of 14.8 kgm (145 Nm at
1500 rpm), and is combined with a compact mechanical
five-speed gearbox, that has a gearshift which is extremely
easy to manoeuvre. With this equipment, the Panda
Monster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 18 seconds and
reaches a top speed of 150 km/h. And finally, torque
delivery is excellent even at low speeds, and fuel
consumption is minimal (5.3 litres for 100 km on a mixed
route), guaranteeing an excellent ratio between performance