This new Abarth is equipped with Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions, delivering three times the light intensity and duration of standard halogen lamp headlights.
The black leather steering wheel is characterized by a tricolour hub and leather inserts and is fitted with MTA gearshift paddles, while the instrument panel is specially made by Jaeger and inspired by typical Ferrari instrumentation. Also, the racing pedals are personalized with the Scorpion logo.
The car is powered by a 1.4-liter Turbo T-Jet 16V engine, tweaked to provide a maximum power of 180 hp. It is mated to Fiat's MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical gearbox with race-inspired paddle gearshift, optimized to reduce gearshift times.
Exterior highlights include the Xenon headlights manufactured by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, with the design inspired by Ferrari wheels.
“Over the last two years, both brands have worked even more closely together, which has led to the development of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, an exclusive car that on the one hand allows Abarth to expand its range, thus entering the luxury sports car segment, and on the other offers Ferrari customers a small, lively car for all mobility requirements, including practical and urban mobility,” a company statement reads.
This is a numbered and limited special series that has been released on the market from July 2010, and has already notched up more than 1000 orders. More than half of the orders are from countries such as United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan.