Supermodel Catrinel Menghia stars in the latest 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth promo. Car goes on sale early next year.

Supermodel Catrinel Menghia stars in the latest Fiat 500C Abarth promo.

This isn't the first time the Romanian model has participated in an Abarth promotion since earlier this year she teamed up with Charlie Sheen for the Fiat 500 Abarth. Now she's back for the 500C Abarth which was recently introduced at the L.A. Auto Show.

Scheduled to go on sale in early 2013, the new model is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir engine producing 160 hp (119 kW) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a 5-speed manual gearbox that enables the hot cabrio to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in the "low 7 second range."

It rides on 16-inch cast-aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli Cinturato P7 rubbers and features an aggressive front fascia. The 2013 Fiat 500C Abarth is fitted with a power-operated top with a built-in spoiler and comes with a rear diffuser and updated side skirts. It also has a sport-tuned suspension with stiffer springs and a solid rear stabilizer bar. Abarth has fitted the 500C with high-performance brakes with 11.1-inch rotors and red calipers.

Catrinel Menghia goes 'Topless' in Fiat 500C Abarth ad [video]