Autocar has released a second video today, in which this time they compare the original Fiat 500 introduced back in 1964 with the new model.
At launch the 1964 Fiat 500D had a price tag of 556 GBP, while if you are interested in buying one of these today, you will most probably pay around 8,000 GBP for it. Power came from a 2-cylinder 479cc petrol engine developing 16.5 bhp @ 4,000 rpm and 20.3 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm, which enabled the 498 Kg two-door to hit a top speed 57 mph, so no 0 to 60 mpg times available 🙂
As for the 2011 Fiar 500C Twin Air, pricing starts at 15,263 GBP, while under its bonnet you will also find a 2-cylinder engine. Only this time power levels are 84 bhp @ 5,500 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque @ 1,900 rpm. Accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in the 2011 FIat 500C Twin Air takes 11 seconds, while top speed is 108 mph. Kerb weight is 900 Kg.
Autocar via YouTube
Fiat 500: Old vs New