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MiTo GTA concept car introduced in Geneva Motorshow
26.02.2009, Hakulinen Yrjö

Alfa introduced new GTA version of MiTo on February 23rd 2009 at Geneva Motorshow.
It has 1.75 Liter 240 HP Turbo gasoline 4-cylinder engine as the sporting heart.

In detail, the front end is characterized by the wide air intakes necessary to allow the lively engine to “breathe”, the new styling of the classic Alfa Romeo grille, the badge positioned on the bonnet and the new bumper. Also on the bonnet is the windscreen wiper deflector which further contributes to improving the aerodynamic performance of the car. The view of the front end concludes with the new headlight surround which is darkened to ensure the absence of reflections: this is achieved by a new coating on the parabolic mirror of the bi-xenon headlights.

From the side, the eye is caught by the new engine cooling air vents – a clear reminder of the 8C Competizione – in which the direction indicators are embedded, while the many wind tunnel tests have “molded” the aerodynamic miniskirts to optimize the airflow along the sides and on the underside of the car.

The rear end has been redesigned to achieve maximum aerodynamic performance. In particular, the bumper has an air extractor to increase aerodynamic downforce, at the center of which emerges the large diameter twin exhaust pipe, the ultimate expression of the power of this exclusive prototype. Even the tailgate has been completely redesigned, using carbon fiber technology and incorporating an integral spoiler with a wing which is wider in the upper and side sections.

Fiat Autopress, Turin February 23rd 2009