Welcome to Cars of the Ku, a sometimes weekend segment where we highlight a cool car found on the Japanese streets. Ku (区) is the Japanese word for “city ward.” Today, we have this lovely green Fiat 127 I saw on my up-hill, both ways travails through Minato-Ku in central Tokyo. Isn’t it adorable?
You know those long trips where you just sort of daydream cool shit happening in the environment around you? No? Maybe it’s just the sugar fevers of my childhood—but essentially they were exactly what this this ad for the Fiat 127 is.
With Audi's launch of an A3 powered by a brand new fuel, it's time for us to look back and talk a bit about the first series production car using ethanol. As usual, it's a Fiat from South America.
Seventy horsepower is considered to be such a low figure nowadays that in some cases, mechanically identical engines can make 70 more or 70 less horsepower depending on how the engine management software is setup. But back in the seventies, cars in Europe were light as a feather, and 70 horsepower could indeed make…