2008 Fiat 500 Ferrari Edition courtesy car

2008 Fiat 500 to work as a courtesy car for Ferrari
2008 Fiat 500

Ferrari has ordered a party of 200 special edition 2008 Fiat 500 hatchbacks to put them to work as spare vehicles at its European service centers.

Painted in the same red color, the cars will bear an extensive list of equipment you just won’t get on a standard car.

2008 Fiat 500 the Loander

Let’s face it: even the most expensive cars in the world sometimes require more or less extensive service, and even the wealthiest among us sometimes don’t have a spare car to drive when their precious supercar is having its engine or a gearbox replaced.

Most luxury car makers, probably, think that it’s simply economically unfeasible to provide those poor bastards with loaners of the same class. Here comes the Fiat 500.

The car, Fiat says in its press release, is equipped with the 1.4-liter, 100bhp V6 engine, the biggest (and the thirstiest, let me say that) engine available for the 500 series.

Even with the top of the range powerplant and a tuned exhaust system by Magneti Marelli, the car is still rather anemic so Ferrari tried to sweeten the pill with red calipers, racing-style pedal set, special black steering wheel with red stitching and 16-inch alloy wheels with 195/45 tires.

Inside the car you (you do have a Ferrari, right?) will find an “automatic climate control, electric sunroof, Frau leather interior, hi-fi, fog lights, numbered plate on the dashboard and Limited Edition wording on the kick plate.”

2008 Fiat 500 Ferrari Edition (interior)

Photos: Fiat

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