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08/07/2010 975

Fioravanti - Nyce

One of the most interesting niche martkets to have developed in recent years is that of leisure vehicles. Fioravanti has designed a vehicle which is fun whatever you use it for, from toting cumbersome loads to zapping around crowed city streets. This is a special kind of vehicle and it's exetremely compact,simple and, above all, economical - both to build and to run.

We gave it a mass-produced floorpan and mechanicals, a multi-functional body, plenty of the right kind of personality and made it cost as little as possible. We therefore designed a door wich can be assembled on both sides of the vehicle, thereby eliminating an expencive piece of equipment. This was made possible because whichever side of the car a person gets in from, right or left, the moviments made are identical and require identically shaped and sized spaces, wich can be closed off by identical doors.

The criteion of symmetry, in its turn, meant we had to design a door wich opened both ways wich incidentally procided improved access to the passenger cell.

The central axis has the instruments: the climatising controls - a music area - a switch area - the gearstick and the nwe site for the handbrake. The transverse axes hold large: low-speed air vents - the passenger airbag - and a series of ample cubby areas in a ware-shaped unit. The inside door panels are sober too, with their ribs on show and, once again, identical compnents on both sides.

The rear bay floor is designed to facilitate the loading of a bicycle and there are special racks for surfboards, snowboards and mountain bikes. The bay also holds the back seats wich can be taken out with help of two handles.

The vehicle has a soft top at the front is easy to fold and rests on the roll-bar and a rear one with flexible, transparent panels for the sides and rear.

There is also a hard top to improve closure against inclement weather during the winter season.

Source: Fioravanti

Dimensions:

Length: 3640 mm

Width: 1720 mm

Height: 1620 mm

Wheelbase: 2300 mm

Shows

1996  Turin

Door types

Suicide

Picture places

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