As a result of this prestigious partnership with Yamaha, Abarth has revealed another limited edition Yamaha inspired pocket rocket.
In the wake of the thrilling Abarth 595 Yamaha Factory Racing and the 695 biposto Yamaha Factory Racing Edition comes the new Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha Limited Edition special series, available exclusively with a Pista Grey livery: only 695 sedans and 695 convertibles will be made.
The new car was created to celebrate the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth, which is the exclusive motorcycle to spring from the collaboration between the two brands and which sports the same grey livery with red trim as the 695 XSR in addition to sharing many of its features. It is a lightweight yet high-performing café racer and the first motorbike spring from the partnership of the two brands in the scope of the Yamaha Faster Son programme.
The special series makes extensive use of carbon fibre demonstrating its affinity with the front fairing, front mudguard and saddle cover of the Yamaha bike. The Abarth 695 XSR and the Yamaha XSR900 Abarth also share Akrapovič ultralight exhaust developed in the racing world to boost the personality, sound and performance of both vehicles. On the Abarth car, the carbon fibre tailpipes enhance the looks and technology of the Dual Mode exhaust system with active valve. The XSR logo proudly displayed on the tailgate distinguishes the Abarth 695 XSR, while an aluminium badge identifies the sequential number of 695 units for each body type variant.
The extensive use of carbon fibre continues inside with the leather and Alcantara steering wheel with carbon fibre spokes. The car can be customised with a carbon fibre dashboard fascia, Sabelt leather and Alcantara seats with carbon fibre backrest shell and with the new Abarth kit and accessory range which includes pedal covers, gear stick knob and kick plate, also made of carbon fibre. A 1.4 T-Jet engine with GARRETT GT 1446 turbine sits beneath the bonnet. This develops a maximum power of 165 HP at 5500 rpm and a torque of 230 Nm. With this engine, the Abarth 695 XSR Yamaha with manual transmission accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3" and reaches a top speed of 218 km/h. Equipment of this special series includes Koni rear suspensions paired with Eibach springs, 17-inch Supersport alloy rims with Matt Black finish, Satin Chrome accents on handles and badge supports, side stripes and red bumper details, red brake callipers and braking system with perforated discs. This version can be customised even further using the tuning kit to increase the power to 180 HP and torque up to 250 Nm, improve handling by fitting a Koni front suspension with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) valve and make braking even prompter by four-piston Brembo callipers combined with 305x28mm perforated and self-ventilating discs and high-performance Ferodo HP 1000/1 front brake pads.
You can see a video of the 695 XSR in action below.