The Panda Monster, which is the fruit of a partnership between Fiat and DUCATI and epitomises Italian spirit and Italian cars around the world, is about to be launched. This Special Series will be a limited edition - with just 695 vehicles. Its design takes inspiration from the new Ducati Monster 695 motorbike which was given a worldwide preview last February at the Motor Show in Paris.
So this really is an exclusive product and Fiat is willing to break away from traditional sales techniques for it. In fact, the Panda Monster is not available in car showrooms and there is just one way to get a better look at it. That is, as of April 20th, to hook up to the following website www.pandamonster.fiat.com . Here, the general public can access the photo gallery, find out about the car’s technical features and actually “see” the interior of the vehicle thanks to video footage and animation.
At this stage, if interested, the potential buyer can make an appointment at their nearest showroom by filling in a specific form requesting further information. However, given the extremely limited number of vehicles available, not everyone will be able to buy the car so we advise you to send the form off as soon as possible. The interested party, who will be contacted by the dealer, will be able to go to the showroom to find out more about this new vehicle and about its on the road cost (as a matter of fact the price is negotiable).
Those who buy the exclusive Panda Monster will receive an invitation (for 2 people) to “Mad for Motors” which will take place from the 9th to 11th June at the Santa Monica circuit in Misano Adriatico. What’s more Panda Monster owners will have the opportunity to go to the Fiat Style Centre in Turin to meet the designers who created this unique vehicle.
With its sinuous curves and feline bearing the Panda Monster is based on the 4x4 version (the best selling off-road vehicle in Italy). It also boasts a fantastic 70hp 1.3 Multijet engine and a wide variety of features unique to this model. From its automatic climate control system, to its hands free Bluetooth kit, to its radio with CD and MP3 player. The exterior of the vehicle is characterised by the “appealingly aggressive style” of the Ducati Monster. This look is also highlighted by its “rich black coat” and other stylistic features such as its external moulding, roof bars, air intake and the rim of its rear light clusters and headlights which are all rigorously black. All the rear windows are also dark in colour. In contrast, the grille and bumper are metallic in colour and the gold colour of the brake calipers can be seen through the alloys. The same sporty look is carried through to the car’s interior which boasts black leather and Alcantara Starlight upholstery. In a nutshell the Panda Monster is “Made in Italy” at its very best.Published 3 May 2006