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Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari presented to Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa – Click above for high-res image gallery

Good work deserves a good reward. And Ferrari could hardly have asked their drivers (SPOILER!) to perform better than they did this past weekend at their home race at Monza, turning a 1-3 qualifying into a 1-3 finish. Their reward? A new Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari for each.

Now the hot hatch may pale in comparison to some of the machinery the pair have been awarded in the past, like the 458 Italia or Maserati GranCabrio. But with a $47,000 price tag, the 695 is could be considered a junior Ferrari as it is a top-of-the-line Fiat. Whichever way you look at it, we certainly wouldn't be turning it down.

The full press release can be found after the jump, with high-resolution images in the updated gallery below.

[Source: Abarth]
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Ferrari drivers Alonso e Massa both receive an Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari

Two ABARTH 695 Tributo Ferrari, the fastest ever road-going 500s, were handed over to Ferrari team drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa this morning in the splendid setting of Villa Reale in Monza.

The new Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari confirms the consolidated links between Abarth and Ferrari – links based on shared values that include a passion for performance, a racing soul, attention to detail and Italian style.

Superb performance is guaranteed 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.

The cars are finished in Scuderia red with Racing grey details and are enhanced with carbon fibre parts like mirror covers and gear quadrant.

A numbered and limited special series of these cars went on sale in July and has already notched up more than 600 orders, more than half of which are for export to countries like the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

A dedicated website, http://www.abarth695tributoferrari.com/, went on line today, confirming Abarth's determination to support and promote this exclusive project internationally.

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.

Turin, 9th September 2010

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      • 4 Years Ago
      It never ceases to amaze me how unphotogenic Alonso and Massa are.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is anyone else here thinking "Mario Brothers" right now?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did I mention that it's not $47,000
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, not yet. Maybe wait 3 minutes and then mention it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I also want one!
      • 4 Years Ago

      Ok guys - be proud - stand tall - and hold those keys fobs up real nice and high.

      Smile and say "cheese(y car) !"
        • 4 Years Ago
        On the contrary, I think they'd actually be thrilled to get these (sort of like Moto GP champions getting high-performance mopeds)

        "Ferrari? *yawn* I have 3 of them, this little Fiat is waaaay cooler" that kind of attitude.

        They could use them for golf cart duty, to go to the mailbox, do burnouts and 180's in the driveway, etc.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Given the fact they're effectively Fiat's employees, they have to cheer up. No matter how pathetic the car is. I said it yesterday and I say it again, but the 500 is rubbish, no matter what color scheme you sprinkle over it. The only interesting thing is the old Abarth.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Whoa...turn down the saturation. I know it's Ferrari red but that's overkill.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Jeez, couldn't they at least have given them a 458?
        • 4 Years Ago
        they have one already...alonso's is white with his name sewn in the headrests..
        • 4 Years Ago
        These little cars will be far more fun on a public road than any Ferrari.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because the 458's are "ON FIRE!"

      • 4 Years Ago
      Dear aston, this is how it's done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      quad exhausts? OTT - no?
      I'd still love a 500 Abarth when it arrives.
      • 4 Years Ago
      IT'S NOT $47,000!!!IT'S NOT $47,000!!!IT'S NOT $47,000!!!IT'S NOT $47,000!!!IT'S NOT $47,000!!!

      Stop converting pounds to dollars when you know that there's a very large VALUE ADDED TAX included.

      IT'S NOT $47,000!!!IT'S NOT $47,000!!!IT'S NOT $47,000!!!IT'S NOT $47,000!!!
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