a tribute to pio manzu fiat 127 concept by david obendorfer
 
a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorfer
mar 19, 2013

a tribute to pio manzu fiat 127 concept by david obendorfer

a tribute to pio manzu – ‘fiat 127 concept’ by david obendorferfiat 127 (1971) vs. fiat 127 conceptimages courtesy david obendorfer

 

 

designed according to the stylistic canons of the 1970s, the resurrection of pio manzù’s fiat 127 is quite risky: the original model was one of the first truly innovative cars of the 70s designed to be rational in style with clean volumes and pure, simple lines. the danger of creating a car already seasoned at birth, as it were, with an imperceptible nostalgic effect is that it may not be particularly attractive. with this being said, designer david obendorfer tries to unite the past and future in one car of updated proportions and boasting with the unique combination forms influened by the model launched in 1971 with high-tech solutions such as a multifunctional touch screen in the center of the dashboard.

 

enlarged in size compared to the original model, the fiat 127 concept is based on the fiat punto-alfa mito platform. 
the minimalist interior follows the same rational concept featuring nostalgic elements that give a strong personality to the dashboard. the circular vents in the center, the chrome handles and the design of the two-spoke steering wheel are clear references to the first 127 model.

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorfernostalgic concept of a b-segment-hatchback inspired by the legendary 127

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorfermodern interpretation of pio manzù’s fiat 127 with updated proportions

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferexterior renderings

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferexterior renderings

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferexterior renderings

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferexterior renderings

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferhigh performance abarth version

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferabarth 127 concept

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferminimalist-nostalgic interior with voice command system and multifunctional touch screen

 

 

a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferdimensions

 

 a tribute to pio manzu   fiat 127 concept by david obendorferdesign sketches for the fiat 127 concept

 

 

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  • Very nice, you should also speak about the other works of Obendorfer for Fiat, especially the 500 Coupe in red. Greetings, see you soon.

    Laurent
  • This is a model from fiat that people wil buy.
    Make this car an i buy it.
    Great cardisigner

    Gerrit from holland
  • I want it now !

    David
  • Che spettacolo!
    you have recreated in a modern key a fiat myth! I think Fiat should take in serious consideration your project, it may reach the same success than the new 500!

    Francesco
  • nice concept, but the back is far better than the front. with some reworking i think it’ll be perfect. 😉

    matteo
  • Fantastic work! I would LOVE to see it in the flesh one day…. Regards.

    sam raciti
  • Precioso diseño,quiero otro 127 llevo 35 años esperando para tener otro 127.

    Antonio Varela
  • all I can think is what if he would have redesigned the MK1 Volkswagen Golf instead.

    Brandon
  • Great job! BUT, from my point of view, I could point what I see as a identity loss on this redesign. Well, you see, on the old one, a remarking aspect is the “lifted” front, with the square shaped headlights. Seems that you decided to kill this aspect completely, giving it an “edgy” front for the sake of a more aggressive aspect.
    As you may agree, this FIAT was never ever intended to look like an agreessive/powerful/fast car. So, the lack of aerodynamics on the original design is justifyable as a conceptual identity.

    Well… The side and rear is flawless, though! 🙂 (I’m brazilian, so sorry for any grammar mistakes)

    shiran duarte
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