Following the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari which was produced three year ago, Fiat has launched this special model based on luxury supercar brand Maserati. The new Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is limited to 499 units and goes on sale at the end of 2012 for £32,000 ($50,000). This car, which represents the bond between Abarth and Maserati, is actually convertible that combines engine and chassis upgrades with a luxurious interior.
The convertible is finished in Pontevecchio Bordeaux with a power-operated gray fabric top. Like the Ferrari version, the 695 Tributo Maserati uses a 180bhp 1.4 engine breathed upon by a Garrett turbocharger to liberate 184lb ft at 3000rpm when Sport mode is selected. It also gets similar performance enhancements, including oversize Brembo brakes, stiffer shocks, 17-inch alloy Maserati Neptun wrapped in low-profile tires and a Record Monza dual-mode exhaust system with variable backpressure.
The interior has received special attention, with Jaeger LeCoultre dials, a black leather steering wheel and ‘Poltrona Frau’ leather seats. This is all topped off by a electronically-controlled retractable soft top.