Ferrari F1 Drivers Alonso and Massa get their own Abarth 695 Tributo

This time, Alonso and Massa were handed over the keys of two Fiat 500-based Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari special edition models finished in Scuderia red with Racing grey details.

The limited special series Abarth model is powered a 1.4-liter force-fed four-cylinder engine tuned to develop 180HP, and comes with a bevy of goodies including carbon fibre parts, body hugging bucket seats from Sabelt, four-pot Brembo discs and unique 17-inch Corsa Grey alloy wheels.

The Abarth version of the Fiat 500 looks really fantastic.  I saw the Abarth EssEsse while in Europe, which is a very sporty version of the 500;  the 695 takes that up several notches, in looks, trim, handling, power, and performance. It should be quite a fun car to drive.  I wonder if Felipe and Fernando will actually keep the cars?  Doubtful, as they are likely suited for us mere mortals rather than an F1 driver.  Mere mortals with a big wallet, that is, as the price is huge for this little car!

(via Instapaper)