They're used to fast cars, so Ferrari F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa were delighted when they each received an Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari during the F1 race weekend in Monza. The new Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari confirms the consolidated links between Abarth and Ferrari, which include a passion for performance, a racing soul, attention to detail and Italian style.
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Superb performance is guaranteed by a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v engine, tuned to develop 180hp. And an electrically-operated Abarth competition transmission with paddle shift makes full use of engine performance.
The drivers' cars are finished in Scuderia Red with Racing Grey details and are enhanced with carbon fiber parts like mirror covers and gear gate.
A numbered and limited series of these cars went on sale in July and has already notched up more than 600 orders, over half of which are destined for the UK, France and Germany.
A dedicated website, www.abarth695tributoferrari.com, recently went on line, confirming Abarth's determination to support and promote this exclusive project.
Karl Abarth and Enzo Ferrari's passion and dedication helped create the legend of Italian motor racing. The men behind both marques followed very similar careers: they were first drivers, then tuners, and finally heads of companies that command respect in the world of motor racing.