Fiat launched the Fiat 500C which is a soft-top cabriolet version of the small Italian car in the UK two weeks ago. The base price is £11,300 (R151 000) and it comes in several engines and plenty of customisation options.
As new as it is it has now gained a new fan in former supermodel Elle MacPherson who simply gushed when she was given a loan unit. Elle, who lives in Notting Hill, UK, already owns a 500 hatchback.
“I love the Fiat 500C, it has that sexy, cool, Italian thing going on!” said Elle. “I like the way the car drives - it is perfect for cities with its small turning circle and the easy way it manoeuvres through London.”
While she may just have enough space in the car for herself and her two sons, 46 year-old Elle will nevertheless have good fun driving the puny 3.55 metre-long 500 around town.