Catrinel Menghia Takes Abarth 500 to Sin City

Take one part hot runway and lingerie model from Romania, one Italian car with sports heritage and mix them up in the city of gambling, showgirls and... Elvis impersonators.
This is the recipe chosen by Fiat USA to promote their current flagship, the Fiat 500 Abarth. Catrinel might be half a world away from her town of birth, but she still seduces you into a sort of adventurous state, the kind where you wake up the next morning with no wallet but grinning.

The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth was revealed last year as a US model. It’s got a tuned 1.4-liter turbo that puts out 160 horsepower, a lower and stiffer suspension, twin exhaust tips that roar like a sportscar’s and a cool body kit. Prices start at $22,000, for which you could buy a brand new Ford Mustang.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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