Fiat has unveiled the 500 La Prima by Bocelli, a new special edition version of its popular electric city car designed to provide a much better audio experience. It was created in collaboration with the popular Italian tenor Andrea Bosselli, and features a new 320W JBL audio system built with input from humans.
The car is based on the 500’s range-topping La Prima trim, which features a front-axle mounted 116bhp motor powered by a 42kWh battery pack. La Prima completes the 0-62mph sprint in nine seconds and goes to a maximum speed of 93mph. It can cover up to 199 miles on a single charge and takes 35 minutes via a DC fast charger to top up the battery to 80% thanks to the 80kW fast recharge capacity.
Available in the same six paint colors as the standard car, the special edition has no significant styling additions and the 500’s part, retro ratio remains unchanged. A La Prima badge marks the car, and it has an LED headlight and a 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheel. For bite-sized drop-top motors, buyers can also opt for a convertible version with a fold-away fabric roof.
The cabin is also largely unchanged, with a supine dashboard trimmed woven fabric and impressed by a central 10.25-inch touchscreen. A digital instrument panel hides behind the same slender two-spoke steering wheel.
Seats have been finished in the ice beige upholstery material with Fiat graphics stitching, but the biggest draw in the La Primer version of the Boselli version is its new JBL stereo. It’s a 320W setup that incorporates Audio Firm’s Virtual Venus technology – the first for a city car – and lists Andrea Boseli to test the system before the launch of the Fiat car.
The Bocelli version 500 La Prima will be available to order in the spring, the price will be confirmed soon – we expect a smaller premium from the current range-topping 500, priced at 30,835.
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