Corsa VXR Nürburgring vs Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari
On a rooftop test track high above Turin, a pair of rare hot hatches prepare for a mission to grab your hard-earned...
Posted: 22 May 2012
No. Stop it. Objectively, coldly, rationally, the 695 cannot possibly justify its price tag. It couldn't. Think about all the proper performance cars you could pick up for that sort of cash - a Porsche Cayman, BMW 1M or fully loaded Nissan 370Z - and it's impossible to argue that the 695, in performance terms, represents any sort of value for money.
But, says Abarth, that isn't the way you should look at the 695. This is a special edition, a collector's item: a designer handbag. And, besides, Abarth points out, an object is worth precisely no more and no less than what people will pay for it, and the entire run of 1,695 Tributos has already sold out.