Geneva Auto Show Preview: Alfa MiTo GTA

February 23, 2009

Fiat-owned (and thus, potential Chrysler import) Alfa Romero has finally pulled the covers off the MiTo GTA, releasing a full set of specifications and a few new images of the hottest of hot hatches just ahead of the car's official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

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While the standard-grade MiTo continues to receive accolades on its looks, the Italian automaker wasn't satisfied and has added a major dose of athleticism by way of a 90-horsepower injection, putting it well ahead of the John Cooper Works Mini in the performance department.

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To complement the added grunt, the MiTo GTA will enjoy reduced weight via the use of carbon fiber for the roof, tailgate spoiler and mirror housings, along with aluminum replacements for many chassis and suspension parts.

Despite the general downturn of the auto industry, the upscale Mini Coopers have still managed to continue selling well (contextually) in the States.

If the Fiat 500 can make wave over here, the MiTo GTA might not be far behind.

Source: Autoblog

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