Fiat and Disney have teamed up to create a colorful tribute to the world’s most famous mouse, Mickey, on his 100th anniversary. The Italian carmaker has unveiled five one-off versions of the Fiat Topolino, each inspired by a different artistic movement and featuring Mickey Mouse motifs. The cars are displayed on the iconic north ramp of the Lingotto building in Turin, where Fiat was founded in 1899.
The Fiat Topolino: A Car with a Mousey Name
The Fiat Topolino, which means “little mouse” in Italian, is a fitting choice for this tribute. The car was introduced in 1936 as one of the smallest and most affordable vehicles in the world. It was also featured in several Mickey Mouse comics and cartoons and became a popular nickname for the character in Italy.
The Fiat Topolino was produced until 1955 and sold over half a million units. It was replaced by the Fiat 500, which became another icon of Italian design and culture. The new Fiat Topolino, launched in 2023, is a modern reinterpretation of the classic model, with a retro style and an electric powertrain.