7th October 2011
Small is beautiful: perfect for whizzing around country lanes and spot on for that traffic light grand prix, the Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is in the iconic Italian marque’s idiom of the giant-killing antics of the 1960s, with a spec that’s bang up to date. It is powered by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16V straight-4, tuned to deliver over 180bhp and sparkling acceleration time of 0 to 62 mph in 6.9 sec. Part of the performance tuning derives from the "Record Monza" back-pressure dual-mode exhaust system and the 695 driveline incorporates a semi-automatic transmission with F1-style paddleshift. It has delivery mileage only and costs just under £35,000.
At the other end of the snarling scale we have a Maserati Granturismo, a two-door coupe with looks to die for and finished in Nero Carbonio. In the grand tradition of the iconic Italian marque this three-year old stallion with 8,700 miles on the clock kicks out 400bhp from its 4,244cc V8. Its comprehensive inventory includes SatNav, 20" Birdcage alloy wheels, Skyhook suspension, Red calipers, and Comfort Pack with Black Piano Wood dash. And the price? Value-for-money at £57,995. For details on either of these cars, click the links to find out more!