For the premium market, Fiat has created a Fiat 500C tribute special edition for Maserati under the Abarth brand. This is targeting the same segment as the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. At the Geneva Motor Show, Abarth will display the Abarth 695 Tribute Maserati. Only 499 examples of the Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati will be built.
It is powered by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine with 180 HP (132 kW) and comes with an electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel paddles. Its exhaust has been installed with a "Record Monza" variable back-pressure "dual mode" volume control system with hexagonal shaped tips.
This is the same design used by the Maserati cars. Its suspension has been upgraded to feature 17-inch "Neptun" alloy wheels, which were designed by Maserati. It also gets Brembo brake discs and calipers and improved shock absorbers. Its exterior gets an exceptional three-stage clearcoat color Pontevecchio Bordeaux, Some Xenon headlights and a grey fabric electrically controlled soft top.
Its seats are covered in sand beige Poltrona Frau leather and its headrest has the number "695" heat-printed on it. The dashboard and gearbox trim have a matt-finish carbon appearance with the 695 logo. Its black leather steering wheel comes with tri-color leather inserts.
The Jaeger LeCoultre brand has specifically built this instrument panel. In addition, it gets an aluminum pedal set, sill plates, carbonfiber kick plate with customized "Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati" graphics and the plaque with the car's series number. Just like all the Abarth Limited Editions, the Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati allows its owners to travel in style. Two grey leather travel bags are included in its Tramontano Tribute to Abarth Travel Pack.
Making the new Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati more assertive on the road are its new Xenon headlights with dipped and driving light functions, which could help improve illumination in any weather condition. This is thanks to the fact that the light intensity and duration of Xenon headlights are thrice as that of standard halogen-lamp headlamps.
On the other hand, the elegant yet dynamic interior of the new Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati is a testament to the attention to detail and sportiness which Abarth and Maserati are known for. For example, the interior is provided with seats upholstered in sand beige Poltrona Frau leather, featuring containment strips with single-layer padding.
The headrest of the seat is heat-printed with the number "695," which could also be found on the dashboard and gearbox trim with special matt-finish carbon lining. Moreover, Abarth gave the door panels and rear panels with the special UV-LUX treatment, thereby lending the trims with a pista grey "flocking" effect.
The driver is treated to a black leather steering wheel with leather inserts, a tri-color hub and "steering wheel gearbox" controls and an instrument panel from the Jaeger brand, as well as aluminum pedal unit and sill plate and a standard special boosted hi-fi audio system. Additionally, the interior features a carbon fiber kick plate with "Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati" graphics as well as a plate with the car's series number.
As it is, the Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati is already laden with a wide array of equipment and features. However, these could be further expanded by availing of accessories and merchandising that exemplify the fact that the Abarth 695 Tributo Maserati is more than just a car; it is also a genuine philosophy of life. For instance, customers may avail of the Tramontano Tribute to Abarth Travel Pack that includes two stylish grey leather travel bags.