The Italian automaker has dubbed the special edition 500 Riva as “the smallest yacht in the world”, but instead we’re going to call this by its name – another limited edition model.
Fiat has dubbed this as a boat on wheels because it has partnered for the special edition with yacht builder Riva. As such, there’s a predominantly nautical theme inside and outside. The exterior modifications include the bespoke “Sera Blue” livery which is exclusive to this special edition. This unique finish has been inspired by Riva’s Aquariva Super yacht and on the 500 cabrio it will be matched by an assorting new shade of blue for the top. The regular model will instead have to do with a black panoramic roof. Other highlights included are the chrome finished side mirror caps, with the material also adorning the hood trim and the door handles. On the side there’s a double aquamarine line running along the beltline.
The exterior appearance is completed by the 16-inch alloy wheels with another exclusive 20-spoke design. Moving inside the cabin we can see the Fiat 500 Riva sporting hand-painted mahogany with maple inlay work on the central area of the dashboard. There are also unique door sills and gear lever knob carved from a solid piece of mahogany wood. The seats feature tailor-made ivory leather from Poltrona Frau and have Aquariva Super-inspired ivory stitching. Fiat has already opened the order books for the new special edition and the first batch of 500 units will feature a numbered limited edition badge, which the owner can personalize at will. Powertrain options include the 69-hp 1.2-liter unit and the feistier Twin Air 0.9-liter with 85 hp and 105 hp on the petrol side. If diesel sounds good for you, the 500 Riva can only be had with the 95-hp 1.3-liter Multijet. With engine choice also comes the selection of five- or six-speed manual transmissions or the robotized Dualogic gearbox.