The world of Abarth Specialties is also represented in Frankfurt by the 695 Maserati Edition, a concentrate of sportiness, class and performance produced by Abarth and Maserati. The car on show is ‘dressed’ in a new and sophisticated ‘Record Grey’ livery that has been added to ‘Pontevecchio Burgundy’. In addition to the new metallic paint finish, the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition on display in Frankfurt features a black soft top and ‘Neptune’ 17" glossy black wheels.
A limited edition part of an exclusive project: a special limited edition of just 49 cars with a special ‘Record Grey’ colour to celebrate the establishment of the Abarth brand that took place in 1949. This is why the special cars will be identified by a plate placed inside the car with sequential numbers from 1 to 49.
After its debut at the 2012 Paris International Motor Show, the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition at once made compact sports car lovers dream. The credit for this goes to the 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine tuned to develop 180 HP and combined with the electrically-operated manual Abarth Competizione gearbox with steering wheel controls. Moreover, the car has strengthened ride and braking system: Brembo 305 mm brake discs that can be dismantled with fixed four-piston caliper and special Koni shock absorbers that guarantee performance in total safety. And then there is the variable back-pressure dual mode exhaust designed to improve engine performance and deliver an inspiring engine sound over 3,000 rpm.
The customisation is just as complete on the inside. The interiors demonstrate both the attention to detail and the sportiness that characterise both the Abarth and Maserati brands, starting with seats upholstered entirely in sand beige leather, with containment strips featuring single-layer padding, sporty but elegant and comfortable at the same time, and stylish details such as the number "695" heat-printed on the headrest.
The dashboard and gearbox trim are finished with a special matt-finish carbon lining, further enhanced with the 695 logo. The black leather steering wheel is characterised by beige leather inserts and tricolour finder and houses the "steering wheel gearbox" controls, while the instrument panel has been specifically produced by the Jaeger brand. Other details enrich the interior, such as the aluminium pedal unit and sill plate, the carbon fibre kick plate with customised "Abarth 695 Maserati Edition" graphics and the plate with the car’s serial number, from 1 to 49.
As proof of its touring vocation, the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition comes as standard with a JBL Hi-Fi audio system created by Harman, with 9 speakers and an 8-channel amplifier supplying 400 W of total power.
The new Abarth adopts Xenon headlights with dipped and driving light functions for improved light emission and excellent performance in all weather conditions. In fact, these devices deliver three times the light intensity and duration of standard halogen lamp headlights.