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Fiat 500 Speedster Viotti

The Fiat 500 Speedster Viotti designed by Rodolfo Bonetto.

Vehicle Overview

The Fiat 500 Speedster Viotti is a rare and unique gem from 1961, embodying the innovative spirit of Italian automotive design. Crafted on the beloved Fiat 500 chassis, this exceptional Speedster was meticulously designed by Rodolfo Bonetto, renowned for his “linea tesa” design language. The Speedster was brought to life by Carrozzeria Viotti, a name synonymous with bespoke craftsmanship and creative excellence. Unveiled at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show and subsequently showcased at the 1962 Turin Auto Salon, the Fiat 500 Speedster Viotti instantly captured the attention of enthusiasts and critics alike. Its sleek and compact design exudes charm, embodying the essence of a true classic. The Speedster’s sporty and open-top design is a testament to the ingenuity and vision of Rodolfo Bonetto, who sought to create a vehicle that balanced elegance and performance seamlessly. One of the standout features of the Speedster Viotti was its unique windscreen. During its presentation tour in November 1961 in Geneva, the car featured a windscreen that could move down, enhancing its sporty appeal and functionality. By March 1962, at the Turin Auto Salon, the car was equipped with a new windscreen, showcasing the iterative improvements and attention to detail that went into its design. Built on the Fiat 500 platform, the Speedster Viotti embraced a sporty silhouette that differentiated it from the standard models. The open-top design, combined with Bonetto’s “linea tesa” aesthetic, gave the car a distinctive and dynamic presence. The thoughtful design elements, from the streamlined body to the refined interior, highlighted the expertise and creativity of Bonetto and the craftsmanship of Carrozzeria Viotti. The Fiat 500 Speedster Viotti stands as a testament to the innovative spirit of early 1960s Italian automotive design. Its unique features and charismatic presence have cemented its status as a one-of-a-kind classic.

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    1961
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    500 Spider
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