Fiat Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is Absurdly Expensive

Fiat Abarth 695 Maserati Edition is Absurdly Expensive

When it goes on sale, the Fiat Abarth 695 Maserati Edition won’t be available in the U.S. and that’s a good thing because dealers would have to tack “unsellable” onto its laughably long name.

Granted, the limited-run Fiat is about as attractive as anything from the automaker can be. It features a “Bordeaux” red paint and sumptuous leather interior that people probably expect after reading the Maserati name. With 180 hp, the tiny luxury car is even more powerful than the already-peppy 500 Abarth. If you stumbled over calling a Fiat a luxury car, you’re not alone.

It isn’t one, yet it wants to be. From its special 17-inch alloy wheels to the floating brake discs hugged by Brembo callipers to the admittedly attractive aesthetics, there’s no denying that this is a sexy car (even if it does have a silly shape). Unfortunately, the fairytale ends right where the price comes in.

Brits looking to tool around in scaled-down style are going to be forking over 32,000 pounds which roughly translates to more than $50,000.

At that price you could be driving a BMW 5 Series, dignity intact and handsome leather abound without worrying about why your knees are so near the steering wheel. That’s right, the limited-production Fiat costs about as much as the upcoming Tesla Model S, a Shelby GT500, or any number of other amazing cars that slot in around the 50k price point.

Sure a car that size with 180 hp is going to seem very fast, but Fiat is going to need 499 very special little people in order to sell the cars. It’s a good thing the U.K. isn’t in the Eurozone.

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  • T Elkayam

    your math is incorrect my friend…32,000 euro is about $39,000 USD.

  • Carlcavitt

    He is talking British pounds.  Still too high.

  • automotolover

    yes you can drive everything but not this legend,this myth this is special edition WOW