As MINI makes some final decisions on the MINI Rolls Royce edition that we told you about last summer, Fiat has gone ahead and released initial information and photos on it’s own co-branded small car. The Fiat Abarth 695 “Tributo Ferrari” was reportedly co-developed with Abarth (Fiat’s in house tuning arm) and Ferrari themsleves. Featuring a 180 hp 1.4L engine, exclusive semi-automatic transmission, 284mm Brembo brake discs, variable exhaust system and Scuderia Red, the 695 looks like it’ll make a huge splash at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show.

So the question is, as a MINI fan, are you interested in it? The Fiat 500 isn’t the driver’s car the MINI is. It doesn’t have the handling feel or refinement but it does have tons of character. Oh and a little thing called value.

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