We've got more details on the Alfa GTA, which is set to battle the Cooper S and Clio Cup in 2009
27 June 2008

We know the range-topping Alfa Mito GTA is coming to shake up the hot hatch market next year, but now we’ve got more detail on just how quick it’ll be. This racy 230bhp Alfa hatch is tipped for a 150 mph top speed and will be capable of reaching 60mph in under six-seconds.The Mito GTA, which is aimed squarely at the Mini Cooper S and Renault Clio Cup, will make its debut “during 2009”. It will be powered by a turbocharged engine of around 1.8 litres, but will be badged as a 1750, a capacity long associated with high-performance Alfa Romeos. Despite rumours, this will not be the first production application of the Multiair electronic inlet valve control system, which uses hydraulic pressure to open and close an engine’s inlet valves and allows greater timing variations than conventional engines. Multiair will be used first in a new variant of the 1.4 litre turbo four, producing 165 bhp instead of the present 155 bhp. This engine, offered from next year, will offer improved economy and efficiency as well as more power and torque.The Mito GTA will also get Fiat’s Q2 front differential in an effort to dial-out torque steer. The GTA’s expected to cost in the region of £17,000.

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The Alfa Romeo Mito is a usable, fun package, even if its DNA drive modes can prove frustrating

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28 June 2008

This is going to be amazing..... say good buy to audi, bmw, honda, vw, and the other hot hatch vehicles this is the car to have!!!

good old alfa romeo - 230 mad italian horses through the front wheels with the outstanding Q2 system excellent

29 June 2008

I agrre with You !!!! It will be the best hot hatch on the market !!! The Alfa Romeo is returning !!! Good bye Germans , Alfa is going to beat you !!!

30 June 2008

[quote general]This is going to be amazing..... say good buy to audi, bmw, honda, vw[/quote]

And say hello to your Alfa dealer, who you'll be getting to know very well with your weekly warranty claim, and who you'll grow to hate when you realise what the used value of your Mito actually is.

Also say a big hi to your local petrol station attendants as the realisation kicks in of exactly what the real world MPG figure of this great new Mito derivative is.

Possibly even look forward to making lots of friends among the breakdown recovery fraternity, who'll no doubt be your knights in shining armour on many a rain sodden roadside evening.

Yes, goodbye Audi, BMW, Honda, VW! I'm off to a whole new motoring experience.

1 July 2008

[quote RobotBoogie]

And say hello to your Alfa dealer, who you'll be getting to know very well with your weekly warranty claim, and who you'll grow to hate when you realise what the used value of your Mito actually is.

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Ahh you cynic you, come on cut them some slack. I bit the bullet and now drive a very reliable well built 159, not a moments trouble.

This little Mito sounds like the dogs dangly bits. Gorgeous little car to boot.

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The Alfa Romeo Mito is a usable, fun package, even if its DNA drive modes can prove frustrating

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