The retro-coolness of the Fiat 500 is such that it naturally lends itself to customization. So, when we first heard tell that the company was preparing a stripped-down Café Racer concept, a beach-ready 500C and a brace of Magneti Marelli cars for this year's SEMA show, our interest was piqued.

Now that the curtain has dropped on the mean Cinquecento posse, we can confirm that the reality is nearly as good as our expectation lead us to believe.

The Café Racer, in particular, is a pretty cool custom car. The Fiat has been stripped to the bare essentials on the inside, showing only a pair of minimal bucket seats up front as well as the typical driver controls. The racer may be slowed down a bit by the motorcycle trailer that it's toting, but considering the Abarth-badged single-cylinder bike is so cool, we'll let it pass.

The 500 Beach Cruiser, with teak floor mats and roof rails and a sinister looking paintjob, we've detailed for you earlier. The two Magneti Marelli cars are still veiled in some secrecy, save that they are meant to serve as demonstrators for the company's aftermarket support.


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      Jason
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love the Beach Comber! The 500 looks great with the widened track/flared fenders, and those wheels...so cool!
      Tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bike is 2 cylinders. There are 2 exhaust pipes.
      Stumpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of all the Fiat Concepts, I would take this one. Looks great and functional.
      FRENZIED
      • 2 Years Ago
      VERY cool 500-Abarth Café Racer! I love it. Those wheels equally as cool. We need more and better pictures...
      Irish
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would buy the bike before I'd buy the 500 but it is a pretty cool little car.
      domingorobusto
      • 2 Years Ago
      Could you really not get a single side profile shot of the Cafe Racer? Or even a better 3/4 shot? I'm really curious as to how the chopped roof looks, but I can't get a good idea from the provided pics. I really like all of these though, from what I can see. The old school look on the Beach Comber really suits the 500 well, and I love the flares. And the Cafe Racer is something Fiat themselves should consider doing as a production model, since the world could always use more factory lightweights.