The new Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Concept was revealed ahead its scheduled debut at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The car would arrive in the middle of this year packing a brand new 1.75L four-cylinder petrol engine turbocharged to the tune of 230hp (172kW).
One may have their cramp about Alfa Romeo, but the Italian automaker doesn’t cuff labels such as the GTA on its models lightly. The GTA (Gran Turismo Alleggerito) signature carries with it a lot of narration and so Alfa Romeo has seen fit to sway this car with a <1.8 liter engine.
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Engineering by Fiat Powertrain Technologies and making use of know-how from Twin Spark and the Alfa V6 engine designs, this cuddly little 1.8 liter churns out a remarkable 240 hp. That assumed is achieved with a higher combination of turbocharging, open shot, dual movable valve timing and an electronic engine management practice.
The new MiTo GTA also loses import by way of carbon grit body panels such as the roof and mirror fairing and the rear spoiler. Aluminum is worn in the suspension, frame and brakes, all contributing to a very haughty force-to-burden ratio.
Handling is also bettered by a new superior suspension order that lowers the car by 20 mm and workings with the brakes and steering to create the most competent forceful dynamic. The new frame skin higher curb regulate as an active suspension, which balances the pile transfers during acceleration, tightening the suspension at the back to advance grip.
This high performance concept sided of the MiTo sounds impressive. Now, you can faith that Alfa Romeo actually produces the car and confirms that impression with performance on the road.