If you scoped out Scagliarini's take on the Fiat 500 the other day and thought it looked a little familiar, you're not alone. Never mind that the company's name sounds suspiciously similar to the panel-beating department at Ferrari after which the 612 was named. No, the design appeared to rather unabashedly pilfer from the Fiat 500 Zagato Coupe unveiled in Geneva earlier this year. And the point is not lost on Zagato itself.

In a brief message received by Autoblog this morning, Zagato was quick to point out that Scagliarini bears no connection to the Milanese design house, that they had no involvement in the project (beyond its belief that it's had its designs ripped off) and that it is pursuing legal action.

So if you liked the design, you may be better off waiting for the real deal to reach production – assuming it ever does. As for the all-wheel-drive of the Scagliarini, well, maybe that's something Fiat might consider as well. After all, the Panda platform on which it's based is already geared for it.


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      Ryan McGrory
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why did Autoblog ever post about this terrible POS anyway, it was clearly a TOTAL knock off of Zagato's design from the start. Any retard could colour in the rear windows in PSE. Terrible.
      Bird2112
      • 3 Years Ago
      Go get 'em Zagato. And then produce the new coupe...and sell it in America...please...with the Abarth esse-esse powertrain...
        Bird2112
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bird2112
        And I mean your version...not this crappy looking, photoshopped sbox.
      Scott
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to sell FIAT 500s, they are the automotive equivalent to IKEA furniture, looks good from 10 feet but are terrible up close. Build quality is subpar, don't get me started on the issues that had people coming back right after purchasing the car.
      Carboy45
      • 3 Years Ago
      I look forward to the day when the car press recovers from their infatuation with the Fiat 200 POJ. Yes, all the young, automotively ignorant girls like them, but the bloom will quickly ware off. After they sell a few thousand and the buyers get tired getting run over by Suburbans and Hondas in traffic, and/or visiting their mechanic every other month to fix something that should not have broken, this pathetic, ill-designed toy will fade away just like the "Smart" car is. A copy of a bad product is still a bad product.
      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey look, a 500C panel wagon!!
      founerra
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jesus, how many 500 special editions they are going to make, I mean this just for money, but Fiat must be making lots of money of this.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      The double-bubble roof is a clear ripoff.