IT’S what you might call an ultra limited edition model. Just 35 examples of the 2019 Abarth 695 Rivale Special Edition will come to Australia, celebrating the iconic heritage of the Riva yacht brand with a two-tone exterior finish in Riva Blue and Tributo Ferrari Grey.
Including an exclusive interior and logo, as well as 17-inch Super Sport grey alloy wheels, the new limited edition model will be available in hatch and cabriolet, and is based on the current 180hp (134kW) 595 Competizione.
Powered by a 1.4-litre turbo T-Jet engine, the Abarth 695 Rivale Special Edition is available in automatic or manual transmission. In the case of the manual version, there’s also a mechanical limited slip diff, previously only available in the 695 Biposto.
The stunning new model also includes satin chrome bumper inserts and mouldings, xenon headlights, a blue soft top in the case of the cabriolet, wood dashboard cover, blue leather seats and numbered badging.
“We’re delighted to bring this exclusive design to the Australian market,” Abarth Australia boss Fulvio Antonelli said.
“The Riva lifestyle complements that of an Abarth owner with exceptional refinement and power, coupled with unique Italian Artisan design, and a passionate heritage.”
The 695 Rivale Special Edition is available by order only from your local Abarth dealer, with pricing starting from $44,990 plus on-roads. Customer deliveries will start late in the first quarter of 2019.