Ferrari Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa each received keys to an ABARTH 695 Tributo Ferrari, and then smiled for the cameras with them to help promoting the car. Their smile is just, because apart from the fact that they get the car for free, the 695 is a very special car. It is the fastest road-going Fiat 500 built to date. After all, it’s a tribute to Ferrari so it should be fast.
Abarth 695 TF is powered by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine, tuned to develop 180 HP. This is combined with an electrically operated Abarth competition gearbox with a race-inspired paddle gearshift to reduce shift times and make full use of engine performance. Inspired by Ferrari Scuderia, it is finished in Scuderia red with Racing grey details and are enhanced with carbon fibre parts like mirror covers and gear quadrant.
This super special 500 will be produced in limited numbers, and they already have 600 orders in the bag.
Karl Abarth and Enzo Ferrari were two great names whose passion and dedication helped create the legend of Italian motor racing that is the universally recognised today. The men behind both marques followed very similar careers: first drivers, then tuners and finally heads of companies that command genuine respect in the world of motor racing.
Ferrari and Abarth are together again today as they were in the past, with Ferrari’s two F1 drivers Massa and Alonso behind the wheels of two brand new Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari.