Fiat and yacht manufacturer Riva have joined forces for a special edition 500.

The original Cinquecento came out on July 4, 1957 and now Fiat has decided to celebrate the model’s forthcoming 59th anniversary with a special edition that adopts a nautical theme. It has teamed up with Riva for a tweaked version of the cute city car which will be influenced by the famous Aquarama speedboat. While details are scarce at the moment, Fiat is promising a series of “unique styling choices and exquisite detailing.”

That’s not exactly very revealing, but we do know the special 500 will wear an exclusive “Evening Blue” body paint as a nod to the gorgeous Aquariva Super powerboat which is considered as being the heir of the classic Aquarama. The car’s interior will also be a bit special, with the central part of the dashboard clad in mahogany with maple accents to further accentuate the connection between the 500 and Riva. To spice things up, several chrome details and aquamarine accents have been added to give the boat-like city car a “timeless charm.”

Following its July 4 official reveal, the 500 Riva will enter limited production, but Fiat isn’t saying how many units it plans to make and how much it will cost. You can imagine all of these exterior and interior tweaks will command a significant premium over the standard 500 which was facelifted last year.

Source: Fiat

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