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
On the inside, the Abarth has had a serious Maranello makeover. The new front seats are worth a chunk of the hefty entry price alone: beautiful Sabelt buckets sculpted from carbon fibre, each 10kg lighter than standard Abarth chairs and major contributors to the 695's 60kg weight-saving over the Esseesse. Across the dash, there's a swathe more black weave - not the standard faux-carbon trim of your average hot hatch, but the real thing - while where you'd expect to find a gearlever, there's a quartet of buttons nabbed straight from Ferrari's transmission department.