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The Fiat Coupé—officially the Coupé Fiat—was a sports car made by Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1994 and 2000. It was characterized by its scalloped side panels. The body was designed by American Chris Bangle using the Tipo floorpan as a base, while the interior was designed by Pininfarina.
It started with the 16V engine in 1994. 1996 brought in a 1.8 L 16V engine, along with a 2 L, 5 cylinder 20V engine pulling 147 bhp, and a 5 cylinder 20V turbo engine at 220 bhp. With a stunning 0 - 60 mph time of just over 6 seconds, the 20VT was the fastest European front wheel drive car at the time.
1998 saw the release of the Limited Edition. Brakes were upgraded, and a body kit came as standard. There was a push button to start the car, and Recaro seats offered better support than the standard 20VT seats.
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