Only 2,000 models will be built.
Japan is famous for producing some of the best mini-cars in the world, including the adorable yet fun Honda S660, but the European market has made an impression on buyers who want something more exotic yet practical. The Fiat 500 has been the main player in this market and has seen some impressive sales figures in the country. The 500 might be dead in North America and is set to exit the European mini-car market, which makes sense considering the fact that it is over 12 years old, but in Japan hot versions of these retro-minis are still being sold as long as stocks last. The latest special edition on sale in Japan is named the "Abarth 595 Scorpione oro" which brings with it tons of attitude.
According to FCA Japan, the 595 Scorpione oro "is a limited edition car that has stylish interior and exterior with a special body color and various special features in the Abarth 595 series." This tough-looking 500 pays homage to the Autobianchi A112 Abarth limited edition "Targa Oro" built by Abarth in the 1970s. This car also featured gold accents and only 150 of them were built in 1979.
The exterior of the new special edition features gold on black paint color scheme with gold hood stickers, alloy wheels, a black checkered roof, and gold badging.
The interior boasts special bucket seats that feature specially embroidered headrests and camouflaged upholstery. The dashboard is also covered in black and there's a Beats audio system included in the package. The Abarth 595 Scorpione oro will be produced in extremely limited numbers, with only 200 of the allotted 2,000 cars heading to Japan. The car is based on the 595 Turismo and features a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 165 horsepower. Reservations for this car have opened with an MSRP of 3,680,000 yen ($35,555) for the manual car, and 3,790,000 yen ($36,617) for the auto. It is unlikely that this car will be coming to North America.