US Vespa dealers are now reporting they’ve been told that the lust-worthy 946 Quarantsei model will be arriving in dealers in the fourth quarter of 2013. This is sooner than earlier rumors, which predicted an early 2014 launch date.
The final specs for the model have still not been announced. It will almost certainly feature the 3V engine that’s replaced the earlier, injected 150s in European models. That motor will likely also appear in the US in the new Piaggio Fly before the 946 debuts. It’s also still unknown what colors the 946 will come in, what DOT-compoliant turn signals will look like and which (if any) body parts will actually be made of aluminum.
The biggest question is still pricing and availability. Rumors surrounding this limited edition have predicted a price tag in the $10,000 range.