Fast forward a few decades to when the Fiat
group took control of Maserati. The new ownership has injected it with the cash and expertise to develop new products, but Fiat also whored out the Maserati badge when it had its Abarth division turn the Fiat 500
into the Tributo Maserati. The special edition followed the earlier Tributo Ferrari
, and shared its 180-horsepower 1.4-liter turbo four, but the Maserati version used the sliding roof mechanism of the 500C. It also had Trident-spoked wheels, a Bordeaux color scheme and Poltrona Frau leather seats. Only 499 examples were made after it was unveiled last year in Geneva.