Abarth 595 Spa-Francorchamps Limited Edition Is A Belgium-Only Affair

Last year, Fiat’s Abarth updated the 595 range once again, and continued the trend of special editions with the 695 Esseesse and the F595. Now, the Italian company presents another special model – called the 595 “Spa-Francorchamps” – with 150 units reserved for Belgium only.

Obviously, the 595 “Spa-Francorchamps” was created to honor the Belgian track, so it sounds logical that the model is exclusively available in Belgium. What doesn’t sound so great is that the special edition doesn’t include any performance upgrades. At least the automaker included a “Circuit Experience” with every purchase, allowing owners to enjoy their 595 on the famous track during a special event in 2022.

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The 595 “Spa-Francorchamps” is available in both hatchback and convertible bodystyles. Since it is based on the F595, it gets the Record Monza Sovrapposto exhaust with the vertically-stacked quadruple tailpipes. It is also available in three exterior shades – Rosso Abarth, Giallo Modena, and Nero Scorpione – with the Contrasting Colori kit (matching bumper inserts, brake appliers, and mirror caps), Abarth side stickers, black-finished 17-inch wheels, plus special badges on the front fenders and tailgate with the outline of the circuit.

Inside there is a numbered “Spa-Francorchamps” badge on the dashboard, red seatbelts, a 7-inch touchscreen for the infotainment, and the Scorpio Mode button on the instrument panel which makes everything sharper and ready for the track.

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Whoever drove the Abarth 595 “Spa-Francorchamps” on the homonymous track during the press photoshoot must had a really good time as proven by the battle marks on the lower part of the front bumper – possibly from touching the curbs.

Under the bonnet lies the turbocharged 1.4-liter T-Jet engine producing 163 hp (121 kW / 165 PS), which is identical to the F595 and Turismo trims. The mill is mated to a five-speed manual transmission sending power to the front axle, with the paddle-shift robotic sequential transmission offered as an optional extra. We don’t know why Abarth didn’t choose the more powerful unit from the Competizione and Essesse variants which produces 178 hp (132 kW / 180 PS), but maybe it had to do with pricing.

Speaking of which, each of the 150 units of the Abarth 595 Spa-Francorchamps costs €24,990 ($28,395), including the Circuit Experience.