The Sapor is a affordable but upgradeable
Fiat's merger with Chrysler, coupled with Fiat's plans
to reenter the North American market, the Sapor was
conceived by diseno-art as a concept proposal for a
small entry level sports car to fill a gap in both company's
The Fiat Sapor is similar in principle to the Dodge
Razor concept from 2002 in that it offers affordable
yet upgradeable performance with great handling and
tuning potential. The Sapor would also restart Fiat's
long-standing tradition of building popular budget sports
cars, a lineage of vehicles which includes the 1200/1500/1600S
One possible and readily available engine which could
easily be fitted in the Sapor would be the 1.4 litre,
turbocharged, four-cylinder engine from the Fiat Grande
Punto Abarth EsseEsse. This engine produces 180 hp @
5750 rpm and 272 Nm (201 lb/ft) of torque @ 2750 rpm.
In the Sapor the power would be sent to the rear wheels
through a six speed manual gearbox.
The exterior styling of the Fiat Sapor is influenced
by both past and current Fiat models. The simple uncluttered
lines are designed to echo those of previous Fiat convertibles
which used classic proportions instead of complicated
styling to provide curb appeal.
The retro-influenced front end uses styling cues from
classic Fiats like the 1600S and popular Fiat 124 Spider,
the stylized chrome headlight bezels are also adapted
from these models. The lip spoiler and lateral air intakes
positioned just forward of the front wheels are similar
to those found on the very latest Abarth spec Fiat models.
In contrast to the curvaceous front end the squared
off rear panel of the Sapor is partially influenced
by the angular shape of the Fiat X1/9.
To appeal to racers and enthusiasts the body panels,
wheel arches and sideskirts can be easily and quickly
replaced, repaired or customized.
The interior of the Fiat Sapor is a strict two-seater.
The driver and passenger are separated by a high center
console which is painted in the same color as the body,
this continues one of Fiat's trademark styling themes
which is to accentuate the interior with body colored
trim elements. The short-throw gear stick sits prominently
atop a cylinder integrated into the center console.
The Fiat Sapor concept is equipped with a canvas roof
instead of a folding hardtop. This is to help keep both
the weight and price down. When down the roof stows
into a compartment just behind the seats.
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