Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari Comes at Frankfurt

Fiat 500 Abarth is globally known as the hottest version of the popular minicar designed by the Italian carmaker. And even if tuning houses across the world developed more or less advanced packages for Fiat's hatch, it seems like the most powerful solution might be produced by an alliance between Ferrari and Abarth who are reportedly planning to join forces for a new project. The resulting model will be a limited-edition Fiat 500, wrote, which will feature a number of enhancements, including aesthetic and mechanical upgrades. The car will be called 695 Tributo Ferrari and, just as expected, will be painted in the same red color we've seen on many Ferrari models out there. Under the hood you'll find the same 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline-powered engine but which is now tweaked to provide a maximum power of 180 bhp, according to the aforementioned source. The engine is mated to a six-speed paddleshit transmission featuring a race configuration and contributing to the final performance figures of the car. Such a powerful engine obviously requires an upgraded suspension system brought by Ferrari and red Brembo brakes for improved braking performance. 17-inch alloy wheels inspired by Ferrari models are also available on the new model. Interiors got tweaked as well, with the future project to boast black leather seats with carbon fibre shells. The car will be official unveiled at this month's Frankfurt show, with the full list of specs expected to surface in a few days. autoevolution will be attending the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of these vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions.
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