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

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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!

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Video from a Ducati motorcycle race team, shot entirely with the iPhone 4 using 8 phones and the very cool Owle Bubo iPhone camera mount. The cost of making a high-quality video just keeps dropping. Check out http://iphone4filming.com/ for information on the skills needed to pull this off, though. Its not all about the hardware, its the artist that matters.

Ancient Alfas at Goodwood – Classic Driver


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Ancient Alfas at Goodwood
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Rediscovered in the 1970s and restored to how it had been, it now lives in Alfa Romeo’s Centro Storico. There’s plenty of whining when it starts up,