Hard to believe the possibility that there might be a little car out there offering more power and more torque than the Fiat 500 Abarth. Well – one has just been created – by FIAT, of course. It’s a new turbocharged supermini based on the drop-top Fiat 500C and it houses a 1.4-liter Turbo T-Jet engine with a power output of 180bhp and a top speed of 140mph. It can sprint from 0-62mph in seven seconds and its maximum torque is 250Nm at 3000rpm. The engine is matched with a five-speed manual gearbox, which can be controlled using steering wheel gear shift paddles.
This beautiful Maserati Edition epitomises elegance and the comfort of a GranTurismo.
From the outside the 695 Maserati Edition is finished in a three layer thick maroon Pontevecchio Bordeaux paint job – three layers to reflect the light. The fiery hot hatch convertible also features 17-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights and a grey soft top, which is electrically operated. The chassis has been upgraded for this model with the use of Koni dampers 305mm and with the Brembo brake discs and calipers. The mechanical package has been completed with the use of performance exhaust.
Its interior features beige leather upholstery with 695 logos embossed on the headrests, matt-carbon finish dashboard and a black leather steering wheel. Other features include automatic climate control, TomTom satnav and steering wheel radio controls. Lastly, the Maserati Edition comes with a JBL ICE system with nine speakers and an eight-channel amplifier. Great ingredients for a desirable little package.
The doors and the rear panel have a grey flocking effect to them which has been achieved by the special UV-Lux treatment. There is an instrument panel by Jaeger with aluminum and carbon-fiber detailing and also added is the car’s series number, ranging from one to 499.
The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition follows the success of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, also based on the Fiat 500 design, which was released three years ago.
There will be just 499 Abarth 695 Maserati Editions produced and they will come with a £32,000 price tag. Why is the price shown in pounds? The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition will only be released in the UK near the end of 2012…..
She IS a beauty, but unless you’re planning a trip to London anytime soon, you can always stop by your DC area FIAT Dealer and take a look at the FIAT 500s a little closer to home – you are sure to find a beauty that’s just right for you too….and you don’t need a passport to get here.
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