Italian Prime Minister Gets Fiat 500X Statue Signed by Sergio Marchionne and Pharrell?

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This interesting-looking photo has just emerged on a French forum and shows a memorial plaque dedicated by Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne to one Matteo Renzi. Beyond being a model of a yet-to-be-revealed car, that silver statue of a Fiat 500X has a very interesting story to tell.
Apparently, this statue was given to the Italian Prime Minister by the car company's CEO after he finished a visit to the Auburn Hills factory earlier this week. Perhaps even more interesting is what's on the left side of the 500X, the tabs to Pharrell Williams's "Happy".

"A little piece of Italy made america a happier place. Here's to taking the road to happiness back to Italy,"
Pharrell is quoted as saying. We searched high and low and it seems this is the very first time the artist has said such a thing. This and the signature underneath leads us to believe Williams was actually asked to write something for the Italian prime minster.

The seven-time Grammy Awards winner was never officially involved with Fiat, though the song "Happy" was used for a 500L commercial in America, one which featured P. Diddy instead.

Expected to make its official debut tomorrow at the Paris Motor Show, the Fiat 500X crossover is crucial for the Turin region where it will be built and the Italian economy. This crossover SUV will take on the fastest growing global market at the moment while bearing the iconic name of the Cinquecento.

Twitter-loving Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi also visited Silicone Valley and the attended the UN General Assembly while in America. Despite his popularity, the politician faces tough challenges at home, where youth unemployment has recently reached a record 44.2%. Let's hope Fiat's new car can help with that.
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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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