This Yamaha YZR-M1, Made By Abarth, Has Four Wheels For Some Reason

The new Abarth 595 Monster Energy Yamaha special series is designed especially for young customers and motorsport fans, with a thrilling while exclusive product, as well as the ultra-high performance of any Abarth. Produced in a limited edition of 2,000 units, the new special series celebrates the partnership between the two brands, which has now lasted since 2015. A bond based on shared values: performance, racing, technology and fun.
Aesthetically inspired by the livery of the 2020 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s YZR-M1, the exterior of the new special series features a dual color blue and black livery – also available in all black on request, bearing the “Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP” logo on its lower side, just above the “595” logo. The special series is finished off with the Monster “claw” on the bonnet, a sign of the new collaboration between the Scorpion and the renowned energy drink, an “energy boost” for the image of the new special series. The dark colors are contrasted with the “tar cold gray” finishes, as seen in the door handles and the front and rear DAM.
On the inside, the model features the special new Abarth sports seats with blue finishes and the “Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP” logo on the head restraints. The blue lining stands out from the black dashboard. Thus mirroring the dual color livery, while the numbered plate is placed on the central tunnel. The Abarth 595 Monster Energy Yamaha is equipped with a 1.4 T-jet engine with Euro6D TEMP homologation, with manual transmission, but it can be fitted with an Abarth robotized sequential transmission with shift paddles on demand – delivering 123kW (165 hp).
As standard, it includes a racecar inspired flat-bottom steering wheel and centering stripe on the top part of the steering wheel rim, particularly useful for sports car driving. The “Sport” button controls the maximum torque delivery, power steering system calibration and throttle response, last but not least followed by the rumble of the Record Monza exhaust with active valve. The braking system – designed ad hoc for Abarth – provides maximum safety when decelerating via the 284-mm front and 240-mm rear ventilating discs. Also as standard is the Koni rear suspension, with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology to increase road holding, handling and stability, making it a unique driving experience.
The 7″ HD Uconnect, complete with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, i.e. the best smartphone-mirroring solutions for Apple iOS and Android, is also included aboard the Abarth 595 Monster Energy Yamaha as standard. This one-of-a-kind platform comes with the Abarth Telemetry system built-in, allowing drivers to measure their performance. Last but not least, this special series includes a dedicated splash screen, displaying the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP logo on the screen at start-up.