The latest special edition version of the Fiat Abarth 500 is a hotted-up, 160 horsepower Abarth 595 designed to mark the company’s partnership with Yamaha and their MotoGP Championship campaign. The car celebrates Yamaha’s one-two finish at this year’s championship.
So Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will be pleased that in addition to everything they got for winning the championship, soon there will be a small and fast Fiat on their driveway as well. Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition comes with special interior and exterior appointment, and an upgraded powertrain.
On the outside, Abarth 595 Yamaha features 17-inch matt black alloy wheels, painted brake callipers and optional matching Abarth side stripes and mirror covers. They are complemented inside with tinted windows, lat-bottom leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals and a special ‘Yamaha Factory Racing’ badge.
As for the engine, Abarth 595 Yamaha gets the 1.4-litre T-Jet engine, boosted in this version with Record Monza exhaust system and BMC high-performance filter to develop 160 horsepower and 230 Nm of torque. Koni shock absorbers with FSD valves and Eibach lowering springs are employed to keep the car in check at all times, which is good because it’s a fast little thing with a 0-60 time of 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph.
Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition is priced from £17,420 in the UK.