Fiat 500 Abarth Venom approved by Catrinel Menghia [videos]

Fiat 500 Abarth Venom approved by Catrinel Menghia [videos]

Mopar has partnered with Italian parts supplier Magneti Marelli to produce a suite of tuning products for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth.

Mopar has partnered with Italian parts supplier Magneti Marelli to produce a suite of tuning products for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth.

A demo vehicle dubbed the Venom was shown at a media event in Las Vegas earlier this month which included a surprise visit from super model Catrinel Menghia who starred in Fiat's Super Bowl commercial.

For the Venom's body, various components made in carbon fiber such as the hood and side mirror housings among others managed to shave off 200 pounds. The roof also receives a large matte-black Scorpion graphic.

A reprogrammed ECU plus a sport exhaust system helps boost power output of the 160 hp (119 kW / 162 PS) 1.4-liter turbocharged engine as much as 25 percent or 40 hp (30 kW / 41 PS).

Despite having the media event in the U.S., the Venom components are not available in North America.

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Model Fiat 500
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Article type Tuners
Tags 500, 500 abarth, 2012 fiat 500 abarth, catrinel menghia, fiat 500, fiat 500 abarth