Sometime back, Piaggio had released a teaser image showcasing the Armani Edition Vespa. The vehicle was to have been launched in October but it had got delayed. Now though, the company has gone ahead and launched the new 946 Emporio Armani limited edition of the Vespa.
It will only be a CBU unit and will be available only on order. The scooter will be priced at an eye watering Rs 12.04 lakhs ex showroom Pune. Yes, for the same price you could get yourself a hot hatchback, a proper mid size luxury sedan and even a few compact SUVs. So what does this Rs 12 lakh get you? Exclusivity for one. The 946 has been styled by Giorgio Armani and was introduced to commemorate the 130th birthday of the Piaggio group and the 40th anniversary of the Armani foundation.
The vehicle is finished is a special paint shade, has an unique seat, full LED headlamps, LCD instrument panel, ABS , traction control and disc brakes both at the front and the back. Powering this scooter is a 125 cc single cylinder engine that makes 11.3 Bhp and 10.3 Nm.Not only that, Piaggio also launched another variant of the Vespa in the country. Called the 70th Anniversary edition, it has been priced at a more modest Rs 96,500 ex showroom Pune. The scooter is based on the Vespa VXL, something that is already on sale in the country today.
The special edition was launched to mark 70 years of the Vespa brand. This too is a limited edition model and there will only be 500 units of the same. Unlike the Armani edition, this one will be built here itself. It will be available in an exclusive Azurro 70 colour, features brown seats, chrome rear carrier, chrome perimeter guard and glossy grey alloy wheels. This one is powered by a 150 cc single cylinder engine that makes 11.4 Bhp and 11.5 Nm.