Announcement: Fiat has produced a car with a Maserati edition. This post may make you want run to the closest Fiat dealer and buy an awesome 2012 Abarth 695 Maserati Edition. However, it is only related to Maserati by having special 17 inch Neptune design wheels from Maserati. They do look splendid on the already crazy Fiat 500 Abarth. The car is painted in a lovely Pontevecchio Bordeaux, with a plush tan leather interior. Also, there is a special Jaeger instrument cluster (usually reserved for cars well over six figures), special matte-finish carbon fiber trim. Plus, brushed aluminum pedals add an elegantly sporty touch to the interior.
Where it matters (to me), the already-powerful turbocharged 1.4 liter engine has been tuned to produce 180 horsepower and sends the power to the ground via an Abarth Competizione 5-speed manual with an extremely rare automatic clutch and steering wheel-mounted shifters. To keep the car flatter in corners, upgraded Koni shocks have been added. Bigger binders have been added: The standard Brembo brakes have gotten bigger. Another cool fact to know is a variable backpressure dual-mode exhaust gives the car a distinct note above 3000 rpm.
If you want one of these cars, you’d better cross your fingers if you live in the U.S. – 499 out of 695 units will be built and sold in Europe. Most of the U.S. cars have already been spoken for. Oh, and the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is a convertible. Even better for that occasional stoplight race…VROOOOOOM!
I couldn’t disappoint you by not showing you a picture for you to drool over, so enjoy!
10 thoughts on “Fiat is Getting Serious In the U.S. with the 2012 Abarth 695 Maserati Edition”
The Editorial Staff (I like my official title) sincerely apologizes for dropping the ball, and neglecting to publish your article. Perhaps they need better wages…?
I like your post. Any car color named Pontevecchio Bordeaux has me sold, most definitely.
Well, I can tell the Editorial Staff one thing: They haven’t been payed, and they can look forward to the occasional penny…
Upon reading this post and finding out the “Staff” is real, I went back and read my comments to your apology for the staff as I thought you were referring to a mythical staff and that you forget to post
Now it all makes sense to me knowing your “Staff” as I do. Unfortunately, in this case, ice cream will not help.
As Rupert Murdoch just said to Romney…..fire your staff.
This post was very informative but a bit misleading. Don’t know what I expected to see in the photo but it was more than I saw considering the build up from your prose. What’s so funny is that when I was stationed in Austria in 1955 (AD) I had a friend who drove a Renault of essentially the same body design with the same top. The panels were unadorned and unstyled but we went all over Italy and Austria in confidence in that puppy
Your writing progresses with the calendar. Your voice is strong and clear. I even see your smile.
A couple of corrections: You were stationed in Austria in 1955 C.E. If I do fire my staff, then who will proof my posts for me?
How much is this Abarth edition?
Please have someone from your staff get back to me with the price.
Love Unc. Schmooey
The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is 32,000 Euro, or $50,000 U.S. I am going to correctly guess that Abby is sold on this car (because it matches her limited-edition Jimmy Choo…)
Well, I’m not so sure. Does it come in any other color? :))
No, it doesn’t come in any other color (I know!), but you can always sand down the paint and put on some other color that you like…
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