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Ferrari gets a Bambino


The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari, the ultimate version of Abarth’s hot Bambino, has arrived in New Zealand

The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is one good-looking pocket-rocket, with a 225kmh top speed and the ability to race from 0 to 100kmh in less than seven seconds.

Built as a tribute to the historic performance links between Ferrari and Abarth, the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari allows Abarth to expand its range byentering the luxury sports car segment, and offers Ferrari customers a small, high performance car for "practical urban mobility".

The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari has a number of modifications developed by Abarth and Ferrari engineers. The engine is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet 16v, tuned to develop more than 132kW. This is combined with an MTA (Manual Transmission Automated) electromechanical gearbox with race-inspired steering wheel controls.

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. 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 3000rpm.

On the outside, the car is finished in classic Modena Red or 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.

The interiors feature “Abarth Corsa by Sabelt” carbon fibre racing seats in black leather and Alcantara with a shell and seat base in carbon fibre. These seats are light weight (10kg less than the standard seat) and support the body thanks to the fill of crush-resistant foam.

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 gearbox. Aluminium racing pedals with Scorpion logo, aluminium kick plate, door sill trim and a plate bearing the vehicle series number are further highlights.

The car even comes with a set of black leather luggage, and a special cleaning kit containing Abarth Leather Cleaning Fluid, Abarth Body Wax and Abarth Interior Cleaning fluid, plus its own personalised car cover.

The Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari is available in New Zealand with a recommended retail price of $79,990 excluding delivery and dealer costs.

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