Fiat 500 Goes Over the Top at AutoRAI

The AutoRAI is an annual show which takes place in Holland, bringing the usual luxury performance machines, a bit of extreme tuning and the all important show girls that bring in the crowds. This year, things got a bit more special, as automaker Fiat and oil giant Shell brought something a bit more crazy.

Stuntman Steve Truglia drove a new Fiat 500 through an eleven-meter-high and out the other end. From the first second we saw the video, we loved what we saw, as the car looks completely normal with the exception of the higher suspension that is needed in order to clear the rounded track. Other such attempts that we have seen in the past involved cars with removed bumpers.

“And do not forget the courage and achievements of the stuntman who dares physical and technical boundaries to shift. Shell V-Power, performance, fuel your engine cleaner and stronger, put the motor show with this sensational stunt literally on its head. As of April 13 is the stunt three times a day to see the public park on the outside of the AutoRAI,”
the video description says.

The driver talks at length about the virtues of precision driving, which is all about doing things at the right speed and at the right time, perfectly and exactly the same every time. While that doesn’t sound like pure showmanship, it still puts on a great show every time.

We can’t take anything away from this great accomplishment, but we are curious if the stunt driver would have attempted this the new 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio that is going to arrive in New York next week.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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