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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The New Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati

Abarth is unveiling the new Abarth 695 Maserati Edition at the thirtieth anniversary of the Mille Miglia road rally, May 16 -20. If this car sounds familiar, it is because originally this new tribute model was to make its public debut at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show, March 8 - 18, but it was pulled at the last moment, without comment.

695 Abarth Tributo Maserati Plate
This car was originally called the 695 Abarth Tributo Maserati

Abarth 695 Maserati Edition Plate
New name: Abarth 695 Maserati Edition

In the interim, there appears to have been a name change; now the car is called the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition. Previously, it was called the 695 Abarth Tributo Maserati. No reason was given, and it could be just to make it simpler for English speaking countries or be part of a new naming strategy. We'll see if we can find out more information, but in the meantime, here is more about this exciting new Abarth.

The new Abarth 695 Maserati Edition pays homage to its sister company Maserati, and has been thoroughly massaged in keeping with Maserati's high performance and luxury car standards. 

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati Neptune wheels

The car starts as a Fiat Abarth 500C cabrio and gets the full 'Tributo' performance treatment. Mechanical upgrades include; uprated engine tuning to 180 horsepower, brakes with larger, 305 mm drilled front discs clamped by 4 piston Brembo calipers, Koni dampers, and exclusive 17x7 "Neptune" wheels. An electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel control and Abarth "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" exhaust complete with hexagonal exhaust tips round out the performance package.

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati exhaust

Besides outstanding performance, a car labeled "Maserati Edition" must also promise exclusive luxury and details. This new Abarth doesn't disappoint and captures the elegance of Maserati with distinctive exterior and interior trim.

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati seat detail

The exterior features the unique Maserati paint color Pontevecchio Bordeaux complemented by a grey cloth top, Xenon headlights and special "Maserati Edition" badging.

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati door panel

Inside, the collaboration of Maserati  and Abarth is in full effect. The seats are upholstered in supple sand beige Poltrona Frau ® leather with "695" embossed into the headrests and the rear side panels and door panel inserts are treated to a stylish flocking effect. Trim includes a matte finished carbon fiber dashboard, black leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals and sill plates, and a carbon fiber kick plate with customised "Abarth 695 Maserati Edition " graphics.

Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati rear

The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is an exclusive vehicle with only 499 being produced. It and the other limited edition 500 Abarths can be viewed on the new Abarth website called abarthspecialties.com, that debuted during the Geneva Motor Show in March.  The new site covers all special edition Fiat 500 Abarth models from the "Opening Edition" in 2008 to the current models and beyond.


Abarth 695 Tributo MASERATI Technical specifications
1.4 16v Turbo MTA 180 HP Engine
• 4 cylinders in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368 cm3.
• Power: 180 HP (132 kW) at 5500 rpm.
• Maximum torque 184 lbs-ft (250 Nm) in sport mode at 3000 rpm.
• Supercharged with Garrett 1446 turbo

Transmission
• 5 gears, C510 gearbox family with gear paddles on steering wheel
Suspension
• Abarth Koni front shock absorbers with FSD valve
• Abarth Koni rear shock absorbers with FSD valve
• Lowered ride.

Steering
• Electric power steering with “sport mode”

Brakes
• Floating, perforated and self-ventilating front brakes ø 305 mm × 28
mm
• Perforated rear brakes ø 264 mm × 22 mm
• TTC - Torque Transfer Control

Wheels
• 7×17" alloy rim Tyres: 205/40 R17"

Emissions
• Euro 5 EEC-F5 standard
Emissions of CO2 • 151 g/km

Consumption
• Urban consumption (l/100 km): 8.4
• Combined consumption (l/100 km): 6.5
• Extra-urban consumption (l/100 km): 5.4

Performance
• Max speed >225 km/h.
• Acceleration 0–100 km/h: <7 secs.


Abarth 695 Maserati Edition


This article is an updated repost of the story I did on the 695 Abarth Tributo Maserati back in February.

5 comments:

lyndaS said...

when will this car be available in the USA? How much will it cost?

lyndaS said...

when will this car be available in the USA and how much will it cost?

Dave said...

The cost please. FIAT is going to price itself out of the market if they keep doing this stuff. Mini is looking better to me as time goes on.

Chris said...

Dave,

This and the other Tributos are not priced for mainstream consumption. They are play things for the wealthy, an accessory of soughts, like matching luggage, etc. All these special tributes sell out quickly, so I wouldn't worry about them negatively impacting sales. If anything, they add prestige to the Abarth.

Also,for us mere mortals, they give an idea of what you can do to your Abarth to make it a little more unique.

Anonymous said...

I don't think these special editions will arrive until 2014. Next spring we'll get the Abarth Cabrio that will be 2013 and then when the novelty wears off, they'll bring the special models out........unfortunately, because I would buy this right now.