The avenues of NYC are a test for any auto’s suspension. Cobblestones, potholes, chuckholes and washboard street surfaces would scare any auto maker’s press division. At first I asked for what reason would we be there, however once I put my reasoning top on I understood it was the ideal setting, the Fiat 500c is the chief city auto yet in addition the ideal weekender.
Fiat was completely positive about the 500c capacity to deal with all conditions. Furthermore, it was a test for, other than the harsh NY streets, there was the unpleasant NY climate, which had turned stormy all week.
The occasion I was welcome to was a ride and drive, where you and an accomplice alternate driving and exploring, there is a stop off, or two to take everything in and the compulsory over the best lunch.
I collaborated with a notable street analyzer from a big deal auto magazine. I really should state lucked out, on the grounds that later when the ball was in his court to drive, I had a front seat to a five star execution of extraordinary vehicle control.
The occasion started with a preparation by Laura Soave, Head of the Fiat Brand in North America and Fabio DiMura, boss specialist on the North American Fiat 500 venture. We at that point selected an auto and took off on our course. I was first up, as my accomplice was all the while enduring the impacts of stirred up venture designs and a container of wine.
Around 20 seconds into the drive, we both made sense of that we’re test driving a convertible with the best up, and it was right now not drizzling, so that was rapidly managed. The electric best on the 500c returns in stages you can slide it back to the back spoiler making a trip up to 60mph, at that point totally crease it withdraw at speeds up to 50mph.
The stimulation endured until the point that our lunch stop in Rhinecliff, where we loose and blended with Fiat specialists and big shots. Fiat had been observing our drive with eco:Drive, the program that examines and scores your driving propensities and gives you implies on sparing fuel and decreasing your carbon impression.
The group with the most elevated (and the most eco-accommodating) score won a prize. My accomplice and I had the least score of the 27 participants!