ABARTH 695 TRIBUTO FERRARI CONFIRMED FOR BLIGHTY
'Ferrari' 500 is coming to the UK - but it won't be cheap
The Tributo Ferrari, first revealed last September, was not originally destinatined for the UK, but Fiat is aiming to grab a piece of the same sort of market that Aston Martin is going after with its Toyota iQ-based Cygnet - in other words Fiat wants Ferrari owners who want an additional 'everyday' car to buy it.
It won't be cheap, however - Abarth is going to be asking 35,500 euros (just under £30k) for the privilege.
Other dynamic tweaks include a variable -pressure exhaust that changes the engine note once you pass 3000rpm, four-piston calipers clamping onto 284mm Brembo discs and beefed-up suspension.
Visual revisions include carbon fibre door mirrors, a F430 Scuderia-aping grey rear diffuser and - of course - a red paint job. Inside there are black leather bucket seats, a leather steering wheel and aluminium pedals.
Meanwhile, if 'more than 177bhp' isn't enough, German tuners Pogea racing will tweak your Abarth 500 to a cool 260bhp. This (we think) starts with a regular Tributo Ferrari, which then gets upgraded ECU software, a choice of two turbos, a new intercooler and Bosch fuel injectors.