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Gian86
01-22-2005, 05:56 AM
The Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) will show this concept by IED students who design this concept for Fiat's future sports coupe. It will be called X1/99, next gen for Fiat's classic coupe in 1970's. This concept will be shown at Geneva motor show.<p><IMG SRC="http://img155.exs.cx/img155/345/ied15rk.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img151.exs.cx/img151/6447/ied20ps.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img74.exs.cx/img74/5485/ied38cl.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Italiaspeed.com<p>More info is on that website above

whipster
01-22-2005, 09:55 AM
An interesting one! That's how the new Fiat Coupe could look like.

sono81
01-22-2005, 01:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>: wHiPsTEr :</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">An interesting one! That's how the new Fiat Coupe could look like.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>totally agree....

Rugbyplaya91
01-22-2005, 06:30 PM
woot woot<p>awesome, the first one kinda looks like a mustang booty but i'm not sure

KaRaceR
01-23-2005, 11:19 AM
very nice concept from fiat, the front head lights look like the 350Z,<br>

Santeno
02-03-2005, 11:10 AM
Here is some info on a new Fiat Concept from today's Autoexpress:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">X1/9 BLASTS BACK<p>The famous Fiat X1/9 is on its way back! A top-secret prototype reveals the future of the Italian firm's sports car line-up. And it could be here sooner than you think, because the concept will be unveiled to the world at the Geneva Motor Show next month. <p>Produced by the Instituto Europeo di Design (IED), the roadster is intended to be a spiritual successor to the legendary X1/9 of the Seventies. It has been officially endorsed by Fiat and roof expert Webasto, and has already been dubbed the X1/99. <p>The original X1/9 was based on the Bertone Runabout concept first displayed at the 1969 Turin Motor Show. After going on sale in 1972, the road version enjoyed an 18-year production run. The mid-engined two-seater was renowned for its exceptional handling and value for money - attributes which would still attract buyers today.<p>Based on the Punto platform, the X1/99 is just over four metres long. Inside, the sports car has a 2+2 seating arrangement, with long doors giving easy access for both front and rear passengers. The final design of the roof mechanism will be revealed in detail at Geneva, and is sure to feature the latest in sliding top technology. <p>It's not yet known whether the car will become a production reality, but the team behind it will be keen to assess public reaction. If given the green light, the X1/99 could appear in showrooms by 2007. This is the first of several models to be penned by IED, with the firm already working on a project commissioned by Ferrari. Meanwhile, Fiat has announced its Panda 4x4 will only be available with a 1.3-litre petrol engine, priced at £9,195.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/picture_library/dir_36/car_portal_pic_18351.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

syclone
02-14-2005, 10:22 AM
Punto platform makes me wonder. On one hand it will be quite old by 2007. On the other, its not a bad platform, and its already such a cheap car that they could keep the x1/99 price very low. I'll be following this one closely. Maybe, just maybe, if Alfa actually comes back to the US, they could bring this along too. Not sure about crash regs, though.

Tidal
02-14-2005, 01:25 PM
This looks like a good replacement for both the Coupe ( Best looking Fiat since the 600 imo) and the Barchettta. I don't think the Punto base will really be an issue, but what i'd really like to see is this making a financial reason to revive the Lancia Fulvia prototype back into life.

hokman
02-15-2005, 02:58 AM
OMG, this is going to shake the automotive world! The comeback of low price midengine sports cars. But they should probably hire bertone, so people can see that it's x1/9's sucessor. This could probably shake toyota to come out with a proper MR2 (again). Although the old man controlling toyota doesn't like anything associated with the word "sports".

Santeno
02-15-2005, 08:42 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hokman</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Although the old man controlling toyota doesn't like anything associated with the word "sports".</TD></TR></TABLE><br>That has got to be the single most ignorant thing I've heard in a long time. Fujio Cho (the old man in question). No company (especially Toyota) is run at the whim or directive of an individual. He might be the head, but product decisions are taken by groups of people and only after analysing the production potentials of those products. That Toyota has moved away from sports cars in the US, yes that is true (but not so in other markets). They have however introduced sporting variants of a greater number of vehicles than they ever have before, just look at new and upcoming offerings from lexus and scion. Also look at the HP outputs of many of toyota's new cars and cmpare them to those which they've been replacing. Sports cars, perhaps not, but newer more powerful and fun to drive vehicles (or variants), absolutely.

JBlair
02-15-2005, 08:54 AM
As much as I dislike Toyota I must agree with Santeno. Although they are not out and out sports cars like this Fiat is trying to be, Toyota and other makers are moving in a sportier direction in other ways. One person in an automotive company controls almost nothing; if sporty cars are killed or not approved its usually because of the design, engineering, or because the business case for the car isn't a sound one.

Naga Royal Guard
02-15-2005, 09:19 AM
from Fiat to Toyota, what the heck

taskbearer
02-15-2005, 04:57 PM
This coupe looks fantastic and would be a breathe of fresh air to the myraid of boring designs coming out of fiat lately. Its also good to point out that this car was done by students at a design school and not fiat centro stile, I wonder what those people over there have been smoking. <p>Fiat needs some fun pumped in and this car could bring that to fiat. In regards to the platform, I think the next gen punto platform would do fine, its the tuning that matters most.

Gian86
03-01-2005, 06:04 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_geneva/fiatx199/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_geneva/fiatx199/images/IMG_1270.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_geneva/fiatx199/images/IMG_1271.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_geneva/fiatx199/images/IMG_1272.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_geneva/fiatx199/images/IMG_1273.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_geneva/fiatx199/images/IMG_1274.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autoweek.com

Reppu
03-02-2005, 12:46 AM
FIAT makes wonderful prototypes in terms of style: Trepiuno, this one.....<p>Now why the heck can't they put all that designing skills to production cars?

ll0ll
03-02-2005, 12:55 AM
Same color as the honda civic :D

Gunfire
03-06-2005, 06:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ll0ll</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Same color as the honda civic :D</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Orange is definitely ON this year in Europe... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

fattony1
03-07-2005, 07:53 PM
Fans of the original X1/9 are very UNhappy about this car, if its produced its going to be front engine front wheel drive and called the next X1/9? Unacceptable say enthusiasts. Even the students who designed the thing are there check it out<br><A HREF="http://www.network54.com/Forum/387192" TARGET="_blank">http://www.network54.com/Forum/387192</A>

hokman
03-23-2005, 02:58 AM
I don't know what that guy is smoking but fiat never made anything all-out sporty. not even the coupe 20V turbo. But if this isn't mid-engine, it won't make Toyota touch the MR-s. And won't do much good for anybody.

The Water Is Poison
03-23-2005, 05:42 AM
Its the same color as the Mitsubishi Concept E last year

Gian86
09-07-2005, 11:20 PM
According to italiaspeed.com, it's says that there's another version of X1/99 concept will be showned at Frankfurt motor show next week.

Gian86
09-08-2005, 12:03 AM
<IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/1567179c.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/1567179d.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Supercars.net/Autoscoops

knihc2008
09-08-2005, 02:11 PM
well it looks hott. from a purely design perspective, bravo fiat.<p>but that engine really needs to go in the middle

AXIS
09-08-2005, 03:43 PM
Fiat needs to hurry up and build this already <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0">

Omar
09-08-2005, 04:00 PM
have Fiat actually said they're gonna make this? <p>I thought this was just supposed to be some design exercise and nothing else

Gromit
09-09-2005, 12:49 AM
It's quite nice...but it's got nothing to do with the X1/9.

CosworthKid
09-09-2005, 05:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its the same color as the Mitsubishi Concept E last year</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same color indeed as the Mitsubishi and the Civic. Of there was another imposing orange beast not to long ago: the Ford Focus ST, also orange!Plus the Megane RenaultSport too of a couple of years ago