• Jul 15, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Fiat 500 Ferrari Edition.

If you own an Italian masterpiece adorned with a prancing horse, your good fortune is likely tempered with a few mechanical or electrical maladies. If and when that happens, most of us would expect an expensive loaner to take our minds off of our troubles, but team Ferrari has a "better idea." Fiat has created 200 special edition 500s that are done up to Ferrari standards, including red paint, a top notch sound system, electric sunroof, automatic climate control, a black steering wheel with red stitching and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Although the stock, 100 hp 1.4-liter engine remains, the exhaust has been tweaked to provide a bit more growl. Since Fiat is keeping its run of limited edition 500s to a minimum, the automaker will also provide a numbered kick plate to show off where each model falls in the production run.

While the "Ferrari Edition" 500 is a sweet limited edition model in its own right, we're not sure if we would dig getting one as a temporary replacement for our Scuderia. Call us snobs, but the Quattroporte or a Alfa 8C Competizione is as low as we're willing to go.


[Source: Carscoop]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Take a Lesson GM, this is how you sell small cars for a Profit.

        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm all for GM....But I agree.

        No Beat for the U.S.? Are they trying to fail?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "a temporary replacement for our Scuderia"... I know it's been crassed-out into a model name now and all, but man that just looks weird. Y'all know "scuderia" means "stable", right?
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Scuderia Ferrari" actually predates the Ferrari car company by at least 15 years... and no, it isn't just about F1, even if that's all the Scuderia chooses to be involved in these days.

        Go read some Ferrari history, Mobius, you'll learn something.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Scuderia also means "Team", as in F1 team, which is called Scuderia Ferrari. It's the small S F either side of the prancing horse on the logo (on their F1 cars, at least)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honestly, I wouldn't complain. Tis a far better vehicle than the Saturn Ion I got last time I had the Goat in the shop.

      Thats why I got a daily driver.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And we still won't get one here, let alone the Abarth version.
        Kumail
        • 6 Years Ago
        i feel your pain
        • 6 Years Ago
        Is it bad if I say I want to blow America up because we don't get these kinds of cars?

        Oh it is? oh.......

        I want to blow America up because we don't get these kinds of cars!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm, I get a corolla from my dealer....a fiat would be nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like Fiat is taking a page from the Mustang How To Book. Releasing 'limited edition' models every other week. But itzallgood...I like both cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want one of these!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think some Ferrari owners might enjoy the chance of a bit of simple fun driving. After all, they have nothing to prove to anyone so their egos ought to be intact. Anyway, this might only get them home to their garages filled with other exotica. A good car is a good car, no matter how small.
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