Abarth 695 Maserati Edition

Special edition Maserati-inspired Abarth 500 announced for European showrooms

Abarth has revealed its new 695 Maserati Edition.

The Fiat 500C-based city car comes on the back of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, and is finished in Pontevecchio Bordeaux paint – a Maserati colour – with a grey fabric soft-top. The Maserati Edition also gets xenon headlamps and Maserati-inspired Neptune design 17-inch alloys.

There are 305mm, four-piston Brembo brakes, too, plus Koni shock absorbers. And the dual-mode exhaust opens up at more than 3,000rpm, with its burble coming from a pair of Maserati-style hexagonal exhaust tips.

Inside, the Maserati theme continues with sand beige leather upholstery and sand beige inserts on the black leather steering wheel, plus there are 695 logos on the headrests and on the matt-carbon lined dash. The trim inside the doors and in the rear has a UV-LUX treatment for a ‘grey flocking’ finish. Jaeger instruments, aluminum pedals and a nine-speaker 400W stereo complete the upgrades, while there’s also an exclusive Tramontano luggage set.

The 695 Maserati Edition is powered by a 177bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and has a five-speed Abarth Competizione automated manual gearbox with steering wheel paddles. It covers 0-62mph in less than seven seconds and hits a 140mph top speed, while it returns 43mpg economy and emits 151g/km of CO2.

Only 499 will be made, each individually numbered. The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition goes on sale at the end of 2012 for £32,000.

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