Last year at Frankfurt, Fiat again rode on the coat tails of its exotic stablemate Ferrari to produce a one-off show car, the Fiat Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari.
The 1.4-liter 16-valve turbocharged four of the diminutive 500 was bulked up to 180 horses and matched to a clutchless transmission with steering wheel paddles. It also received a specially reworked suspension and brake package to handle the 'power'. Rims and stripes echoed the top-shelf F430 racer, the Scuderia, and the interior is stripped with carbon fibre seats. Like all 500s, it was cute, in a half-pint, copy-cat sort of way.
News now is that a limited run of the Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari will hit the right-hand drive market (not here in Oz, rather in England, where the supermini is hailed as a hero).
And the price for your own mini Fezza Fiat? Just $51,470!