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500-based 695 Tribuno Ferrari limited edition to reach the UK - and it will cost £29,600

Abarth has announced the price for its Fiat 500-based 695 Tribuno Ferrari limited edition – and it's a startling 35,500 euro (£29,600).

The UK, which was not originally scheduled to take the model, will now be getting 152 of the cars, and in right-hand drive form.

Fiat hopes that the car will appeal to Ferrari owners who want a small everyday car, tapping a similar market that Aston Martin is eyeing with its Toyota iQ-based Cygnet.

However, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari will have more performance than the Cygnet, as it is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged T-Jet engine with "more than 177bhp". This is linked to an electromechanical paddle-shift gearbox.

The suspension and braking systems have been strengthened to cope with the extra power; 284mm Brembo discs with four-piston calipers provide stopping power.

It also has performance tyres, which are fitted to 17-inch alloy wheels that ape a Ferrari design, and a variable back-pressure exhaust that changes the engine sound above 3000rpm.

The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is only available in red, with carbonfibre door mirrors, grey inserts around the front air intakes and a grey rear diffuser. Xenon headlights are also standard; Abarth says they are three times as intense as standard halogen units.

The interior is also heavily modified, with black leather racing-style seats, a leather steering wheel and aluminium pedals.

Abarth says the car has been produced because of shared values between the brands that include "a passion for performance, a racing soul, attention to detail and Italian style". It also says the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari has been developed jointly by Abarth and Ferrari technicians.

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coolboy 1 August 2010

Re: Ferrari's £30k Fiat 500 Abarth


Why not Ferrari do a Fiat edition?

why not Ferrari 458 Fiat?

in 10 years time it will be a collector...

sportwagon 26 July 2010

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rosstopher 26 July 2010

Re: Ferrari's £30k Fiat 500 Abarth

Peter Cavellini wrote:

Are you mucking fad!, for 30K i'd be in something tastier than a motorised biscuit tin, just because it's got Ferrari connections doesn't automatically make it a collectors item, and yes i'll add my penny worth too, who'd want one after yesterday's debacle!, right rosstopher?

Your right, a ferrari badge doesn't make it an instant classic.