The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is the exclusive Abarth 500 that confirms the consolidated links between Abarth and Ferrari – links based on many shared values that include a passion for performance, a racing soul, attention to detail and Italian style.
The new Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” is distinguished by a number of stylistic changes, but more importantly by substantial modifications developed by Abarth and Ferrari engineers. The engine, for a start, is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v, tuned to develop more than 180 HP. This is combined with an MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical gearbox with race-inspired steering wheel controls that makes full use of the engine’s performance by reducing gearshift times.
To improve performance, especially acceleration, the new Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” is fitted with performance tyres on 17’’ alloy wheels featuring a design inspired by Ferrari wheels. The suspension and braking systems have also been strengthened to cope with the extra power: Brembo 305 mm disc brakes that can be dismantled with fixed four-piston caliper disc and special shock absorbers that guarantee performance in total safety. And of course there is a “Record Monza” variable back-pressure “dual mode” exhaust, designed to improve engine performance and sound over 3,000 rpm.
On the outside, the Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” is finished in the brand-new shades of Abu Dhabi Blue and Titanium Grey, (Scuderia Red and Modena Yellow are also available), with carbon fibre door mirrors and with details like the wheels and front air intakes in Racing Grey. This new Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” is equipped with Xenon headlights with dipped and main beam functions for improved light emission and excellent efficiency under all weather conditions. These elements deliver three times the light intensity and duration of standard halogen lamp headlights.
Inside, the Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” features the “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” seats, which are in grey leather on the Abu Dhabi Blue version and in natural leather on the Titanium Grey version, both with shell and seat base in carbon fibre. These seats offer a perfect blend of racing characteristics – light weight (10 kg less than the standard seat) and the ability to restrain the body against lateral and longitudinal forces, thanks to body support strip elements filled with mono-layer padding – with the ergonomics and comfort of road seats.