The Fiat Coupe, also known as the Fiat Coupé, is a two-door, four-seater coupe produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1993 and 2000. The car was designed by Chris Bangle from Centro Stile Fiat, while the interior was designed by Pininfarina. Its unique, angular design, and high-performance engines made it a standout in the sports car market.
Over the years, the Fiat Coupe came equipped with various engines. The entry-level 1.8-liter 16V engine generated 130 horsepower, while the 2.0-liter 16V produced 139 horsepower. Fiat also offered two turbocharged versions of the 2.0-liter 16V engine. The first one offered 190 horsepower, and the latter - known as the "20v Turbo" - boasted 220 horsepower.
In 1998, Fiat introduced a "20v Turbo Limited Edition," which came with a six-speed manual gearbox and an engine producing 250 horsepower. This made the Fiat Coupe one of the fastest cars available for its price and size.
The Fiat Coupe was widely recognized for its distinctive, angular design, with large wheel arches and a unique front end. It had a low-slung, aggressive stance befitting its sporty ambitions. Read more
Performance-wise, the Fiat Coupe was lauded for its powerful engines and responsive handling. The 20v Turbo versions, in particular, were capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in around six seconds, and could reach a top speed of approximately 155 mph.
The Fiat Coupe was well-equipped for its time, featuring power steering, central locking, electric windows, and an advanced (for the time) infotainment system. Higher-spec models added leather upholstery, air conditioning, larger alloy wheels, and other luxury features.
The car was also known for its safety features, including ABS, front fog lights, and a robust body structure.
The Fiat Coupe proved popular, particularly in Europe, and Fiat sold over 72,000 units during its production run from 1993 to 2000. The vehicle's blend of distinctive design, robust performance, and reasonable pricing contributed to its success.