Euro 2016 is quickly approaching, and Fiat has released a special-edition Panda to celebrate. Called the ‘Pandazzurri’, the traditional city car has been spiced up with three different liveries, as well as a host of different customisations to choose from.
This isn’t the first time that a car company has created a special vehicle to celebrate a football event. We’ve taken a look at some of the best cars built for the beautiful game.
Chevrolet Beat Manchester United
Arguably one of the most recognisable models here, the Chevrolet Beat Manchester United Special Edition came to showcase the car maker’s partnership with one of the most famous names in football. With the team’s livery on almost every panel, it’s not the best choice for a Chelsea fan. However, on top of this drivers also got red and black-coloured seats and alloy wheels.
As far as team support goes, this is right up there. There’s definitely no question of which team you support, either.
MINI Paceman GoalCooper
The GoalCooper was created for the Brazil World Cup. Inside, there’s astro turf floor mats and interior LED lights designed to make the interior of the car look like a stadium. There’s even a miniature table football set fixed to the middle of the car, so you can recreate your favourite games on the move.
The GoalCooper was built in extremely limited numbers, so you’ll be very lucky to see one out on the road.
Italia 90 Fiat Panda
The Pandazzurri wasn’t the first model brought out by Fiat to celebrate a football event. This Italia 90 Fiat Panda was built for the 1990 World Cup, and came with a football-design alloy wheels. However, Fiat didn’t change the Panda’s 769cc engine – meaning that 60mph came in a steady 22 seconds.
Hyundai ix35 Go!
The Hyundai ix35 has also been brought out for Euro 2016. Though not as bright as the MINI or as classic at the Italia 90 Fiat Panda, it’s definitely the one least likely to draw attention. Only 550 units of the four-wheel-drive have been created, and they’re available with a selection of custom colours.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.