The limited edition Abarth 695 Maserati Edition convertible will go on sale in the UK at the end of 2012, priced £32,000.
The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition has been limited to 499 models and carries on from the spirit of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari which was produced three year ago.
It will be powered by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine linked to an electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel controls. The 1.4 turbo unit outputs 180 bhp and produces 250 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm. We expect a 0-62 mph time of sub 7 seconds and a top speed in excess of 140 mph.
Official Combined consumption is 43.4 mpg and CO2 emissions are rated as 151 g/km.
This ‘extra’ performance means a re-engineered chassis, supported 17-inch Maserati-inspired Neptune design alloy wheels with Brembo front brakes and lowered Koni shock absorbers.
The coachwork is finished in a three layer paint finish - Maserati Pontevecchio Bordeaux – designed to reflect light and accentuate its shine, whilst the electrically operated soft top is made of grey fabric.
On the inside there are sand beige leather seats embossed with a 695 logo on the headrests. The dashboard and gearbox trim have a special matt-finish carbon lining again featuring the 695 logo. The door panels and rear panels undergo a special UV-LUX treatment, to give a grey ‘flocking’ effect.
The instrument panel is produced Jaeger and there are carbon fibre kick plates with customised Abarth 695 Maserati Edition graphics, and a plate with the car’s series number from 1 to 499.
Standard equipment includes:
Special ‘Pontevecchio Bordeaux’ paint from Maserati, Xenon headlights, Titanium Grey soft top, Automatic climate control, Leather steering wheel with radio controls, Blue&Me TomTom satnav, Beige leather seats, Dashboard, fascia and gearbox trim in matt carbon, Door panels, console and tunnel in ‘Flocked’ UV-Lux, Dual mode exhaust with Maserati-inspired design, JBL hi-fi system and Bag/Luggage set by TramontanoPublished 21 May 2012