Exclusive: Roberto Giolito on the 2004 Fiat Trepiuno

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In the second of our series exploring the Fiat Heritage Hub, head of the new facility, Roberto Giolito, reveals a few secrets behind one of its most influential exhibits and his most famous design, the trailblazing 2004 Trepiuno…

Developed while Giolito was director of Fiat’s advanced design department, the Trepiuno concept was not an under-the-radar project but was unusual in how it was created. “This model was realised over a shortened Punto chassis. It took 1.5 years of hard work as this was not the usual prototype made of fibre glass or hard resin,” Giolito explains. “It was a steel body and all the panels were shaped over castings. We were not sure if this car would go into production, but we wanted to create a real car to test.”

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