Few of you know that Abarth is suporting amotorbike competition. The Italian performance brand is an Official Sponsor and Car Supplier to the FIM MotoGP Championship. To celebrate this, Abarth launched a special edition of the already sporty 500 model.
Called Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition, the car is the result of 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 colours and is packed with sporty features like the 17-inch matt black alloy wheels, painted brake callipers and optional matching Abarth side stripes and mirror covers. There are also darkened windows, a flat-bottom leather steering wheel, aluminium pedals and a special ”Yamaha Factory Racing” badge.
The equipment list now includes Xenon headlamps, leather interior and dual zone air conditioning are among the options.
Powered by an upgraded version of Abarth’s 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.