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Brave move, lining up your new baby hatchback
alongside your range-topping supercar: a supercar that just happens to be one
of the most beautiful of recent years. 

But brave Alfa is, and has sent the stunning 8C
Competizione off to the studio with its little brother, the MiTo (which
mysteriously - though thankfully - seems to have lost its mid-word full stop
 since 

The idea, of course, is to highlight the family
resemblance, to show off the MiTo as a mini-8C. The risk, however, is that the
comparison highlights just how, well, average a £20,000 hatchback
looks alongside a £100,000-plus supercar. 

But, to hand it to Alfa, the MiTo doesn’t look
half-bad in such exalted company. Not quite as good as the 8C, naturally, but
you can see the Alfa DNA in the strong shoulder crease, single-frame side
window and round, stubby taillights. 

Though Alfa is still staying quiet on the technical
details of the MiTo, it has released a couple more pictures of the interior,
which is swathed in carbon fibre (effect?) trim and features Alfa’s favourite
aluminium-framed binnacles. Don’t expect the lower-spec versions to be quite so
 lavish. 

And anyhow, we’d
still take the 8C instead. Ta.

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