Fiat Topolino Castagna Milano

Fiat Topolino by Castagna Milano

Castagna Milano, known for its “Spiaggina” transformations of the Fiat 500, now extends a comparable offering to the more compact Fiat Topolino EV. The coachbuilt version of the Topolino enhances the outdoor experience with a removable canvas roof and an optional extended rear with a yacht-like rear deck.

The Milan-based company strategically chose the summer solstice, June 21, to unveil this unique Topolino, which appears to be the ideal vehicle for beach excursions. Fiat already has a convertible model of its hefty four-wheeler with a retractable roof and no doors, but Castagna Milano’s modification enhances the open-air driving experience.

Taking its cue from the classic 500 Jolly Spiaggina, the company has completely eliminated the roof and pillars of the two-seater EV. The exterior is further enhanced with fender extensions, while the side sills and rear deck are finished with premium wood panels and aluminum handles, giving Topolino owners a taste of the luxury yacht lifestyle.

Fiat Topolino Castagna Milano

For those who want additional rear storage, the company offers an extended tail option. This extension increases the rear overhang by 300 mm (11.8 inches), creating a compact yet spacious rear bed. The cabin is finished in high quality materials and is protected from the elements by a removable fabric cover.

The Fiat Topolino, transformed into a charming beach car by Castagna Milano, retains its original 8 hp (6 kW / 8 PS) electric motor and 5.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The standard model offers a WLTP range of 47 miles (75 km), more than enough for commuting within an all-inclusive resort.

Conversion prices start at €25,000 ($26,746) and €35,000 ($37,445) for the extended version. While that may seem pricey for a small EV that starts at €7,544 ($8,071) in Italy, the unique features may justify the cost.

Notably, this isn’t the first time Castagna Milano has upgraded a heavy-duty electric quadricycle. The company recently unveiled a uniquely equipped Citroen Ami designed to match the owner’s Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.

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