Fiat has decided to wait until the end of the year to launch the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition, but we can reveal to you that the pricing will start at £32,000 (on-the-road). The Fiat 500C special edition model was shown for the first time in March at the Geneva Motor Show and will be limited to a production run of 499 units.

Power comes from a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine that generates 180 PS (132 kW / 178 bhp) and is mated with a manual Abarth Competizione gearbox which is electronically operated with steering wheel controls. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in under 7 seconds before reaching a top speed in excess of 225 kph (140 mph).

The exterior gets a special three-layer Pontevecchio Bordeaux livery and is well matched to the 17-inch Maserati-inspired Neptune design alloy wheels. Each model receives special Abarth 695 Maserati Edition graphics and serial number plates ranging from 1 to 499.

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