Abarth has introduced the new 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Jointly developed with Yamaha, the special edition features a modestly revised exterior with special badging, a Record Monza exhaust and 17-inch alloy wheels.  The car also has a flat-bottom steering wheel, leather seats and aluminum pedals.

Power is provided by a turbocharged 1.4-liter that has been tuned to produce the 160 PS - an increase of 20 PS.  Fiat declined to release performance specs but the model should accelerate from  0-100 km/h in less than 7.9 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 204 km/h (127 mph).

Besides the upgraded engine, the 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition has been equipped with a revised suspension with Koni shock absorbers and Eibach springs.  Abarth says these changes were made to increase "steering precision and to enhance the driving feel."

Gallery: Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition unveiled with 160 PS

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