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More expensive than the highly prized Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, the high-priced version of the Fiat 500, has arrived in Australia offing a combination of reasonable performance, equipment and features that brings another meaning to the phrase ‘pocket rocket’ with a 225 km/h top speed and the not-so amazing ability to undertake the race from 0 to 100 km/h in less than seven seconds.

Built as a tribute to the historic performance links between Ferrari and Abarth, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari displays the two legendary companies’ shared values that include a passion for performance, a racing soul, attention to detail and Italian style.

Abarth and Ferrari are two names that have contributed, with conviction and dedication, to the legend of Italian motor racing. The men behind both marques followed very similar careers: first drivers, then tuners and finally heads of companies that command respect in the world of motor racing. These men were associated in the past: in 1953 for example, a unique Ferrari-Abarth came along, the Ferrari 166/250 MM Abarth.

The car raced in various international trophies including the legendary Mille Miglia. The tie between the two companies has been reinforced, above all, by the exhaust systems designed by Abarth specifically for the cars built at Maranello: numerous exhaust systems have been made for various Ferrari models, some of which have won World Championship titles.

In recent years the two brands have started off an even closer collaboration and the result is the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, an exclusive car that on the one hand allows Abarth to expand its range, in this way entering the luxury sports car segment, and on the other offers Ferrari customers a small, high performance car for all mobility requirements, including as a practical urban mobility.

The new Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" is distinguished by a number of stylistic features, but more importantly by substantial modifications developed by Abarth and Ferrari engineers. The engine is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v, tuned to develop more than 132 kW. This is combined with an MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical gearbox with race-inspired steering wheel controls that enhances engine’s performance by reducing gearshift times.

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To improve acceleration, the car is fitted with performance tyres on 17" alloy wheels featuring a design inspired by Ferrari wheels. Ride and braking systems have also been strengthened to cope with the extra power: modular Brembo 305 mm disc brakes with fixed four-piston calliper disc and special shock absorbers that let you enjoy performance in total safety. And, of course, there is a “Record Monza” variable back pressure “dual mode” exhaust, designed to improve engine performance and deliver an inspiring sound over 3,000 rpm.

On the outside, the car is finished not just in classic Modena Red, but also in the brand-new shade of Modena Yellow, with carbon fibre door mirrors and B pillar trims. Details such as the wheels and front air intakes are in Racing Grey. This new Abarth 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.

The interiors are also personalised and demonstrate the attention to detail and the sporting style that are common to both brands. “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” carbon fibre racing seats are fitted and finished in black leather and Alcantara with a 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 hold the body steady against lateral and longitudinal forces, thanks to body support elements filled with crush-resistant foam – with the ergonomics and comfort of road seats.

The black leather steering wheel is characterised by red stitches and a tricolour hub on which the MTA gearshift paddles are mounted, while the instrument panel is specially made by Jaeger, and inspired by typical Ferrari instrumentation. Carbon fibre is used right across the dashboard and around the controls for the MTA gearbox. Attention to detail has also been given to the aluminium racing pedals, which are personalised with the Scorpion logo, as is the aluminium kick plate in the passenger footwell. The interior is embellished with other details too, like the special kick plate passenger footwell, door sill trim and a plate bearing the vehicle series number.

The Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" comes with a special pack to keep it safe and clean. The safety pack includes a dedicated travel bag with an emergency triangle, work gloves, emergency lights, and an Abarth yellow safety vest. The cleaning kit includes Abarth Leather Cleaning Fluid, Abarth Body Wax and Abarth Interior Cleaning fluid. The Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" even comes with its own personalised car cover.

The standard Abarth Travel Pack comprises of a set of “stone washed” black leather luggage designed specifically for the luggage compartment of the Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari". To maximise audio pleasure, the Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" also comes with iPod support package for the Blue&Me Telematics system.

The Abarth 695 "Tributo Ferrari" is available in Australia with a manufacturer's list price* (MLP*) of a staggeringly high $69,990* which excludes state/territory statutory charges and delivery/dealer costs. (copyright image)
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Technical Data


Capacity                 1,368 cc
Power                     132 kW/180 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque                    Normal: 230 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. Sport: 250 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
Turbocharger           Garrett 1446 with fixed vanes

Gearbox                  MTA 5 speed robotised manual with paddle gear shift


Urban Cycle            8.4 l/100 km
Extra Urban             5.4 l/100 km
Combined               6.5 l/100 km
CO2                       151 g/km
Top Speed              225 km/h
0-100 km/h              Under seven seconds

Changes from the Abarth 500 Esseesse

  • new lower front/rear springs
  • new front and rear shock absorbers;
  • new, fixed front brake callipers, with four pistons;
  • new front brake discs, diameter 305x28 mm;
  • new, solid drilled rear brake disc, diameter 240x11;
  • brake pad wear sensors on four wheels;
  • new high performance front brake pads;
  • new 17" alloy rims – 7J x 17 H2 ET38;
  • new tyres – 205/40 R17 84W XL;
  • new pedal board with screwed-in aluminium pedal covers.
  • new Garrett type turbine;
  • new steel exhaust manifold;
  • new heat shields / sleeves / fittings;
  • new water / oil turbocharger pipes;
  • new engine management control unit
  • MTA gearbox
  • new compartment mats;
  • new rear/side initials "695 Tributo Ferrari"
  • new seat assemblies with carbon fibre backrest;
  • new, leather coated door panel rests;
  • new components are also: roof trim, door trims and pillars;
  • new steering wheels with "Competizione" gearbox paddle controls;
  • new right and left trims in carbon fibre on dashboard assembly;
  • new exterior rear view mirror caps in carbon fibre;
  • new fuel cap in carbon figure;
  • new exterior B pillar cover in carbon fibre
  • new speedometer with white background, turbocharger pressure gauge and SPORT mode engagement indication
  • new Xenon headlights with integrated headlight washers
  • The Abarth Safety Kit
  • The Abarth car cleaning kit
  • Personalised car cover
  • Leather trimmed tufted floor mat kit
  • The iPod support kit
  • A set of stone washed leather fitted luggage
  • Personalised key ring

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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