Between 1993 and 2001 Fiat positioned itself in the mid-size sports cars market by introducing the Progetto 175, better known as the “Coupe”. In its 4,25 meters length, the Fiat Coupe has sleek and homogeneous lines, as well as good aerodynamics due to the presence of fixed headlights; competing cars such as the Mazda MX-5 suffer from negative Cx variations when the headlights are raised. The structure of the Coupe is the same used in the Tipo and Bravo, as well as in the Alfa Romeo 155 and GTV and the Lancia Delta. The interior has a simple clean design; the dashboard dials are round and almost seem to resemble those of a boat, while on the dashboard (whose color is customizable) there is the metal signature of the Pininfarina design center. The two rear seats have very limited space. A mechanical peculiarity of the Coupe is to mount a limited-slip differential as standard. This special differential, called Viscodrive, has the task of making driving more fluid. The first engines, namely those included in the Coupe produced from 1993 to 1996, are both 2-liter 16-valve, but one has a power of 139HP and the other, thanks to some improvements and the addition of a turbocharger reaches 190HP. From 1996, the base engine was replaced by a 1.8 131HP, less performing on paper but slightly faster in actual use (0.1 seconds less to reach 100km/h than before). On the other hand, the top model became a 5-cylinder 20-valve with 220HP of power and 310NM of torque. An intermediate version was instead represented by the 2.0 147HP, also 5-cylinder, and presented in 1996. In 1998 a 2-liter 20V 154HP replaced the 147HP version. Even the gearbox varied during production: first, it was 5-gear, then 6-gear, always manual. Discontinued in 2001, the Fiat Coupe has no successor.

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🏎️ Fiat Coupe
📍 Italy
🛠️ 2.0 16V 180NM 139HP
💨 9,2 seconds
🔝 208km/h
💶 No longer on sale
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