2009 MiTo GTA Alfa Romeo Turbocharged
Visually the MiTo GTA stands out from the standard car with its deeper and wider front grille, redesigned front bumper and repositioned Alfa Romeo badge which now sits just above the trademark triangular grille. In profile the sideskirts which help connect the new lower front and rear sections of the MiTo GTA are obvious, as are the Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione inspired air vents integrated into the body panels just behind the front wheel arches. At the rear a massive diffuser houses the twin round tailpipes while also helping to provide additional downforce.
The Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA is a performance version of the standard MiTo hatchback which features enhancements to the drivetrain, chassis and bodywork.
Powering the Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA is a turbocharged, 1.8 litre, 4 cylinder engine with variable valve timing which develops a very healthy 240 horsepower. The engine is also designed to work with the Alfa D.N.A. system which allows the driver to select the driving mode and adjust the performance to suit driving styles and conditions.
As well as creating a very stiff chassis for the MiTo GTA, the engineers completely revised the suspension, lowering it by about 20 mm. The steering is more direct, precise and sensitive, allowing the driver to obtain maximum feedback. The steering can be personalized by selecting different positions using the Alfa D.N.A. system to suit driver preferences.