In conjunction with the FIM MotoGP Championship, Abarth, which is now the official sponsor and car supplier for the motorsport event, will be celebrating this with a new edition of the hot Fiat 500 Abarth. It’s called the Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition. Launched in the UK, it’s priced at £17,420 (RM113,435).

This edition was developed in partnership with Yamaha and bike-racing champions Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. The Abarth features aesthetic enhancements alongside a few ride and handling modifications and seven different colour options. It’s not based on the facelift Fiat 500 Abarth, just so you know.

Outside, the Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing Edition receives 17-inch matte black alloy wheels, coloured brake calipers. Abarth side stripes, mirror covers and Xenon headlamps are also available as options.

Inside, the range receives a flat-bottomed steering wheel, alongside aluminium pedals and a “Yamaha Factory Racing” badge as standard features. One can also opt for a leather interior and dual zone air conditioning if they so wish.

As for power, the edition comes with the 160 hp 1.4 litre T-Jet engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission along with a Record Monza exhaust system (similar to the Abarth 595 ‘50th Anniversary’). Its ride is enhanced with Koni shock absorbers with Frequency selective damping (FSD) valves and lowered Eibach springs.

GALLERY: 2016 Fiat Abarth 500 Facelift