Fiat is celebrating their partnership with Riva by launching special versions of the 500, with the latest one being called the Abarth 695 Rivale.
Described as being “the most sophisticated Abarth ever”, it will become available either as a coupe or a cabriolet, with both of them featuring a two-tone Riva Sera Blue and Shark Grey paintwork.
The new Abarth is also adorned with an aquamarine double stripe, satin chrome finish on the door handles and satin chrome molding on the tailgate, various aesthetic elements inspired by the Riva 56 Rivale yachts and ‘695 Rivale’ logos, joined by Brembo Brakes, Koni suspension, and 17-inch Supersport alloy wheels.
Enhancing the nautical theme the new 695 Rivale features either a carbon fiber or mahogany dashboard, black mats with blue inserts, blue leather seats and door panels, carbon fiber kick plates, special steering wheel wrapped in blue and black leather and with a mahogany badge, blue leather instrument panel cover, and mahogany gear lever knob and kick plate.
These are joined by the standard Uconnect infotainment with a 7-inch display, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and there is also a hand-written numbered plate that can be customized with the mane of the customer’s yacht on request.
Powering the new Abarth 695 Rivale is a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that makes 180PS (177hp) and 250Nm (184lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to go from rest to 100km/h (62mph) in 6.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 225km/h (140mph).
Unveiled alongside the 695 Rivale is the Abarth 695 Rivale 175 Anniversary, created to celebrate 175 years of the Riva brand. It’s available in 350 units, half of them coupes and the other half cabriolets.
It features 17-inch alloy wheels with a special pattern, celebratory badge on the outside, hand-crafted details such as the two-tone color – blue and black hand-stitched leather seats with a celebratory logo stitched onto the headrest, carbon dashboard silk screen printed with special logo, numbered plate, and other details that should attract the attention of Abarth enthusiasts.
Article has been updated with live images from Geneva