Italian supplier Magneti Marelli and Chrysler Group's Mopar components brand are working together on a design exercise, which is based on the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth. The design will add horsepower and reduce the weight of the vehicle, which is dubbed Venom. The automobile has a range of carbon fiber components such as the side mirrors and hood that makes it around 200 pounds lighter compared to the 2,512-pound Abarth.
The Venom utilizes additional exhaust components and software updates to increase the output of the standard 160-hp 1.4-liter turbocharged engine in the Abarth by as much as 25%. Its roof is accented with a large matte-black Scorpion, which is the legendary symbol for the Abarth.
The Venom was showcased to the people in media in Las Vegas to demonstrate the off-the-shelf bespoke options available to European customizers from Mopar and Magneti Marelli, which is part of Fiat Group in Europe. Currently, the components are not available in the United States.