Italian motoring works of art to go on show…
Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino or Fiat to us, was founded in Turin in 1899. Over the years, Italy’s largest carmaker has evolved. It recently become part of the Stellantis empire, joining Citroen, Peugeot, Chrysler, Maserati, Vauxhall and many more. Shortly to be opened to the public, the FCA Heritage Hub, is housed inside Fiat’s former Mirafiori factory in Turin. It contains classics from Fiat, Lancia and Abarth. Before it opens to the public we take a virtual look around.
It is a place that is devoted to work, to keeping the heritage thriving but also to training. Above all it is the keeper of the company's historic car collection. And what a thrilling journey through history.
The Heritage Hub is housed on the site of the former Workshop 81 in Via Plava in Turin, one of Fiat’s historic manufacturing plants inside the Mirafiori complex. It features a range of multi-functional spaces that are home to FCA Heritage.
The original building dates back to 1960s. It was constructed to house the mechanical workshops producing transmission parts. The old building has been carefully conserved during the renovation process keeping its industrial character, colours, historic cement flooring and the crazy dense network of vertical supports that punctuates the space. The whole thing looks spectacular.
The 15,000 sqm of Heritage Hub space contains an exhibition, displaying the history and the story of the Mirafiori complex. The jewel of the crown though is a unique exhibition of over 250 vehicles produced by the Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands, some of them never seen in public before.
These Italian masterpieces of motoring history will soon be available for us all to stand and gawp at. Who’s up for a trip to Turin!
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