FIAT Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari 2010


DETAILS: With a fuel consumption of 6.5 litres/100km – 43 mpg UK – 36 mpg US (Average), 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7.00 seconds, a maximum top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h), a curb weight of 2524 lbs (1145 kgs), the 500 695 Tributo Ferrari has a turbocharged Inline 4 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code 312 A 3000.
This engine produces a maximum power of 180 PS (178 bhp – 132 kW) at 5750 rpm and a maximum torque of 230.0 Nm (169 lb.ft) at 5750 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the front wheel drive (FWD) with a 5 speed Manual gearbox.
On the topic of chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behavior and ride comfort, the 500 Stock tire sizes are 205 / 40 on 17 inch rims at the front, and 205 / 40 on 17 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the 500 695 Tributo Ferrari braking system includes Vented Discs at the front and Discs at the rear.

The 500 model is a Hatchback car manufactured by Abarth, sold new from year 2010.

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Formula 1 fans are familiar with the concept of Ferrari-branded detritus, from pens and pencils to sportswear and laptop computers, but a Ferrari-badged car—well, other than a Ferrari, anyway—is something new. Nevertheless, the Frankfurt auto show will host the public debut of the Fiat 500 Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, a Fiat with Ferrari-inspired design cues.

The looks begin with the Scuderia Red paint, while the rear valance and Ferrari-look 17-inch wheels are finished in Racing Grey and the side mirrors reside in carbon-fiber housings. Carbon fiber also forms the shells of the front seats, which are—like the rest of the cockpit—wrapped in black leather. Red cowskin accents the steering wheel, and paddles sprouting from its backside control the automated manual transmission.

Beginning with an already hot 500—Abarth is Fiat’s in-house tuning arm—the Tributo Ferrari’s turbocharged 1.4-liter inline-four squirts out about 50 extra horsepower, while a dual-mode exhaust system promises to do its best to imitate the spine-tingling wail of Maranello’s finest powerplants, most of which have boasted two or three times the Abarth’s cylinder count.
Fiat explains this exercise as two brands recognizing a shared history in motorsport, but we see it as the ultimate extension of the Ferrari merchandising machine—and a worthy competitor to the Toyota iQ–based Aston Martin Cygnet also appearing in Frankfurt. Prestige-brand economy-car comparo, anyone?

Jared Gall, Deputy Editor
( in “Car and Driver”)
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