If you watch a lot of YouTube you are sure familiar with Catrinel Menghia. If you are not, she’s a Romanian model who got famous, well sort of, starring in Fiat 50 Abarth commercials. She first played the main role in this rather brilliant ad, and then hooked up with Charlie Sheen in another brilliant ad. Her relationship with Abarth continues, as they take her to Las Vegas to make things interesting in a media event held to introduce the new Abarth 500 Venom.
We’d love to see more of Catrinel. She seems like a cool girl. By her own admission no body recognizes her because “she doesn’t work in the street in this dress!”
Oh, almost forgot. The car, 500Venom, is a factory-tuned model with high performance parts from Magneti Marelli. The Venom being an over the top model, it features some carbon fiber parts such as the hood and side mirrors, which also make the car considerably lighter.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine makes 160 hp, but thanks to some tricksy exhaust it sounds like it has 1600. The coolest feature, however, is the scorpion graphic on the roof.