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

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."

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Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition unveiled with 160 PS