If the 500 Abarth isn't a hot enough hatch for your tastes, Fiat
is about to add some Ferrari-flavored habenero to the mix. AutoExpress
released (then retracted) pics and details of the 695 Tributo Ferrari
ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show
, and according to the Brit pub, the crew at Abarth have cranked the 1.4-liter turbo from the usual 135 horsepower to over 180 ponies and added paddle shifters to the six-speed gearbox to give drivers a bit more of that Ferrari feeling.
Just like its Maranello inspiration, the body shell is finished in Scuderia Red and a set of Brembo brake calipers squeeze cross-drilled rotors beneath a gorgeous set of spidery alloys. Additionally, Ferrari was reportedly tapped to re-tune the suspension to help keep things under control. No word on how many of these beasties will get built, but they should be a hoot if they make it to dealers