Fiat Brazil has
presented an update of the Stilo Schumacher offering more
'sporty' features, which is named the 'Season 2005'.
The first version of the Stilo Schumacher, a model created
to commemorate the German driver's seventh FIA Formula One
World Championship title, as well as the fifth consecutive
constructors crown to be won by Ferrari, was unveiled by
Fiat's Brazilian arm at the Salão do Automóvel de São Paulo,
the South American nation's leading automotive show, last
Just like the European version, which had been 'officially'
shown to the public the previous month at the Paris Mondial
de l'Automobile, following on from a first 'preview' during
the Italian Grand Prix weekend at Monza, the Brazilian
model, limited to just 500 units, came painted in 'Ferrari
red' and also featured the distinctive 17-inch 'scorpion'
alloy wheels as well as the signature of the Formula One
World Champion on its flanks. However, unlike its European
market aimed counterpart, Fiat Brazil chose to use the
5-door version as the base, and to fit a 122bhp 1.8-litre
The new Fiat Stilo
Schumacher Season 2005 offers a number of 'sporty'
improvements over the first series, and is also now
available with a new body color, an eye catching yellow,
known as 'Indianapolis', alongside the familiar 'Modena'
red. Both the colours are in fact exclusive to these
limited edition cars.
Inside the 'Season 2005' model the seats now adopt
two-tone leather, while a new
'sporty' steering wheel is joined by 'racing'-style
alumiunium pedals, footrest, handbrake lever grip, and
door step protection plates. The door handles and the
dashboard mounted air vents are painted silver to
complete the effect.
Standard equipment includes a 'Sky Window', Bluetooth,
cruise control, CD/MP3 player and dual-zone air
The new version retains the original car's 17-inch 'scorpion'
wheels, with their 215/50 tyres, while power once again
comes from Fiat's 1.8-litre 16v petrol engine. Max power
for the MPI fuel injected unit is 122bhp at 5,600rpm,
while Torque 17,4kg/m at 3,600rpm.
The Brazilian model follows closely on from Fiat Auto
UK's announcement last week of a Stilo Schumacher,
developed by renown tuning firm Prodrive, aimed at the
Wesley in São Paulo