Recently, a group of high school students in Madrid, Spain, took on the impressive task of “refreshing” a classic car that is over 50 years old, namely the Fiat 600 (manufactured from 1957 to 1973).
The Fiat 600, which is over 50 years old, was “customized” by a group of high school students. Photo: Carcoops
The group of students repainted the Fiat 600 and completely replaced its engine. Instead of keeping the original 1.1-liter 4-cylinder straight petrol engine, the young students replaced it with an electric motor. This allows the car to move for a longer period of time and be more environmentally friendly.
An electric motor replaced the traditional petrol engine. Photo: Carcoops
A solar energy panel was also installed on the car’s roof to harness thermal energy and provide power to the engine. This innovative idea allows the car to operate over a wider range and save a lot of fuel.
The interior and exterior were also “customized” to achieve harmony in aesthetics. Photo: Carcoops
Furthermore, the car’s lights and interior equipment were impressively “customized” by the students. With creativity, perseverance, and over 150 working hours (nearly 7 days) invested, the young students transformed a discarded car into an extremely unique and one-of-a-kind vehicle.
The addition of a solar energy panel is a very interesting idea. Photo: Carscoops
The original Fiat 600 is 3.3m long and 1.4m tall. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 1.7 liters but can be expanded to 810 liters when the rear seats are folded down. Under the hood of the Fiat 600 is a 1.1-liter 4-cylinder straight inline petrol engine. With this engine, the car can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 14.5 seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 150km/h.
The Fiat car line originates from Italy and is manufactured in Spain. At the time of its release, it had a price of around 390 euros (equivalent to 438 USD). The Fiat 600 is the most popular version of this car line. Additionally, there are also various other versions, including: 600, 600D, 600E, 600L, 800, 600 Van, and 600 Convertible.