New Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition Announced


October 18, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on October 18, 2015

Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition
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.

Technical specifications:
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

Suspension:
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

Performance:
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