The Fiat 500 is rapidly becoming the
darling of Europe's leading style and tuning houses and the latest atelier to
interpret the new car is newly formed Brianza-based Aznom. The new firm has been
realised in partnership with Giovanni Novello of Nowa Group, an Italian firm
that has for more than half a century been closely associated with exclusive
projects and personal handcrafting.
A brief press release by Aznom
offers an insight into the standards and objectives sought through this project.
"A vanguard design, precious materials and new technologies, pleasure without
ostentation, being and not appearing, this is the philosophy that guides the
realisation of the whole Aznom production," it says. "Aznom is born in the
pulsing heart of the Italian economy, the Brianza, region of craftsmen, full of
high-quality companies, world-wide well known, the better place to create and
produce exclusive objects of the Aznom world, with the collaboration of
selected partners. The new Fiat 500 by Aznom features the ultimate luxury
materials. The Alcantara leather covers all the interior while the luxury
wood gives a stylish look to the car. Aznom offers the car in three versions
called: Amabile, Intrigante and Seducente. For all these versions you have to
wait between one and one and a half month," it concludes.
The stylish Fiat 500 by Aznom
project was unveiled for the first time at the Monza race track recently.
Immediately the unique model is distinguished by it 'bicolore' paint finish. The
two tone coachwork effect has long been associated with the leading Italian
ateliers from the great days of coach building, and most recently the historic
tradition has been revived to very good effect by Lancia, who offer this
treatment on the production versions of the Ypsilon, Musa and Thesis. The
bicolore treatment is extended to the door mirrors, on the demonstration car the
500's body is black while the bonnet, roof upper areas of the doors and tailgate
are yellow. The support stanchion for the door mirror is finished black while
the base of the shell is a similar colour, as is the jutting tailgate spoiler.
Inside the 500 the compact cabin is a testament to
opulence and indulgence of fine materials and
finishes, while the bicolore effect is complimented
The Fiat 500 is rapidly becoming the darling of
Europe's leading style and tuning houses and the
latest atelier to interpret the new car is newly
formed Brianza-based Aznom.
New 17-inch alloy Multirace wheels replace the standard
16-inch ones, with these shod with Yokohama tyres. Meanwhile
chrome strip 'whiskers' at the front and the rear bumper
inserts give a prestige feel. A discreet Aznom script, with
its distinctive reversed 'z' letter, at the base of the
C-pillar complete the exterior changes.
Inside the 500 the compact cabin is a testament to opulence
and indulgence of fine materials and finishes, while the
bicolore effect is complimented and continued. Brown and
yellow serves up to give a nostalgic feeling of the 1960s.
An eye-catching racy wood effect finish wrought to the
dashboard is offset by a similar treatment meted out to the
electric door window lift switches and the upper seat
folding handle. The snug cockpit features swages of
Alcantara leather, the seats follow the two-tone theme while
the Aznom logo stitched into the 500's unique circular
headrests. The bicolore theme continues with leather
finishes to the steering wheel and gearlever gaiter - on the
show car they are in attention-grabbing yellow.
The three available specification levels of the 500 by
Aznom, Amabile, Intrigante and Seducente, kick off at 4,500
euros for the leather specification interior, rising to
8,500 for all the upgrades incorporated. The top
specification Seducente package includes a specially
designed baggage set in matching colours, an ignition key in
a similar wood effect finish to the dashboard, and a
dashboard switch to open the door, a unique feature than was
fitted to the Fiat 130 Coupé. A truly 'vintage' idea which
return in style to the 500.