Abarth is celebrating its position as Official Sponsor and Car Supplier to the FIM MotoGP Championship with the launch of a new range of 595 sports hatches – the 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition.
Created from a partnership with Yamaha, and with world champion riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo on course for an historic one-two in this year’s championship, the new edition comes in a choice of seven striking colours and is packed with sporty features.
With 17-inch matt black alloy wheels, painted brake callipers and optional matching Abarth side stripes and mirror covers, there is no mistaking the new 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition. Darkened windows, a flat-bottom leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals and a special ‘Yamaha Factory Racing’ badge – all standard – enhance the model’s sporting credentials. Xenon headlamps, leather interior and dual zone air conditioning are among the options.
Powered by an upgraded version of Abarth’s potent 1.4-litre T-Jet engine, the 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition is further enhanced with a Record Monza exhaust system, Koni shock absorbers with FSD valves and Eibach lowering springs.
“The new 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition adds a new dimension to the Abarth 595 line-up” says Gerry Southerington, brand manager, Abarth UK. “With an upgrade to 160 horsepower, lowered suspension, sporting looks and a great sounding exhaust system, we expect a lot of interest in this car from Abarth enthusiasts and new customers alike.”
The Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition is available to order in the UK now, priced from £17,420 OTR.
Engine: T-JET, 1368cc, straight-4, 4 valves per cylinder
Peak power: 160 HP (132 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Peak torque: 230 Nm @ 3000 rpm (Sport mode)
Turbo: IHI RHF3-P
Air cleaner: BMC high-performance filter
Exhaust pipe: Record Monza 4 outlet valve
Transmission: 5-speed gearbox, manual
Front and rear: Abarth Koni with FSD valves
Ride: Lowered racing
Shock absorbers: Eibach front and rear lowered springs
Rims: Alloy 17-inch Formula – Matt black finish alloy wheels
Top speed: 130 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 7.4 sec
Fuel consumption (mpg) and emissions (g/km):
Urban consumption: 35.8
Extra-urban consumption: 57.7
Combined consumption: 47.1
CO2 emissions: 139
Emissions standard: Euro 6