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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.

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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 marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net
Man, she's gorgeous. And I'll be honest; the car she's standing next to isn't too bad, either. =)
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March 21, 2012 12:56 pm
 manual-trans manual-trans
The girl needs a NOSE JOB!!
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March 19, 2012 10:19 pm
 THERENAISSANCEMAN THERENAISSANCEMAN
a vacuous advert on a par with a similarly vacuous promo girl perfectly suitable for vacuous audiences .
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March 19, 2012 9:14 pm
 trspeed600 trspeed600
That's alright. There will be no shortage of tuner parts for this vehicle.
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March 19, 2012 4:56 pm
 Jorge_has_A3_TDI Jorge_has_A3_TDI
I guess personalization is important these days, but Chrysler is doing a fine work of making available mechanical and electronic tweaks, taking the issue beyond the usual stickers...
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March 19, 2012 2:12 pm