You remember the Abarth 695 Maserati Edition, right? The one that is based on a Fiat 500c? It now has a price tag and a full list of specs. Both of them are big.

The Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is a followup of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari project which was a big hit three years ago. There will be only 499 examples of this new one and as the name suggests, it will carry a Gran Turismo feel wherever it goes.

First, the oily bits: under the hood hides a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine that sends 180 bhp trough an Abarth Competizione gearbox. Pass the 3000 rpm mark and your years will have the pleasure to endure the aria sung by the variable back-pressure "dual-mode" exhaust pipes. Stomp on the brakes and a set of Brembo monoblock brake calipers will squeeze the front 305 mm floating discs so hard, that afterwards you'll have to feel your way under the seat in search of your face. All the while, Koni shock absorbers make sure you come home with an intact spine.

As a trademark, the Abarth 695 Maserati comes in a characteristic Pontevecchio Bordeaux – a three-layered shade from Maserati's catalog that we can only describe as red. The thing that sticks out as gray is the fabric of the soft top. Another mark of Maserati engineering represents the wheels – Neptune design alloy wheels, 17-inches in size and wrapped up in performance tires.

Inside, the predominant theme is beige which sounds a bit tasteless, but the overall effect is quite surprising. A 695 logo is embossed on the headrests, the dashboard and console trim has a lining of carbon fiber and the door panels and rear panels have been treated with UV-LUX for that extra gray "flocking" effect. In front of you, there's a black-leather steering wheel with patches of beige, flappy paddles for the gearbox, an instrument panel by Jaeger and aluminum pedals in the foot well.

Final summation - £32,000 or $50,553

Abarth 695 Maserati Edition Fiat 500

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4 cylinder in line, 4 valves per cylinder, 1368cc Power: 180bhp (132 kW) at 5500rpm Maximum torque 250 Nm in sport mode at 3000rpm Supercharged with Garrett 1446 turbo
Abarth Competizione gearbox with 5 speeds, C510 gearbox family with gear paddles on the steering wheel
Front Abarth Koni shock absorbers with FSD valvesRear Abarth Koni shock absorbers with FSD valves Lowered ride
Electric power steering with sport mode
Floating, perforated and self-ventilating front discs ø 305mm × 28mm Ventilated rear discs ø 264mm × 22mm TTC - Torque Transfer Control
Neptune Design 7×17" alloy wheels Tyres: 205/40 R17"
Euro 5 EEC-F5 Standard
151 g/km
Urban consumption (mpg): 33.6Combined consumption (mpg): 43.4 Extra-urban consumption (mpg): 52.3
Max speed >140mph.Acceleration 0–62mph: <7 secs.
Special ‘Pontevecchio Bordeaux' paint from MaseratiXenon headlights Titanium Grey soft top Automatic climate control Leather steering wheel with radio controls Blue&Me TomTom satnav Beige leather seats Dashboard, fascia and gearbox trim in matt carbon Door panels, console and tunnel in ‘Flocked' UV-Lux Dual mode exhaust with Maserati-inspired design JBL hi-fi system Bag set by Tramontano

Source: Abarth