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Alfa MiTo GTA news - Geneva show: Alfa Mito GTA - 2009

Alfa unveiled the MiTo GTA today, and it’s a little cracker. Officially it’s still only a concept, so some
of its bits and pieces might go by the time it fizzles into reality. But if it
looks anything like this, we’ll be happy.

Everything you see is
functional - from the rear diffuser to the carbon fibre roof and wing mirrors.
And those twin-exit exhausts look like a couple of ballistic weapons, which is
great news for people who like noise.

Official power figures
have been announced, too. It will make 240bhp from its little 1.75-litre
turbocharged engine, the same one that’s in the MiTo already, only tuned up to
squeeze out more performance.

No sign of a special front
diff to filter that power to the road surface, though. We always suspected the
GTA might be a little torque steery and now those suspicions have been

Instead, Alfa is relying on a new active damping system to make sure
things don’t get too lairy. It will work with the MiTo’s ‘DNA’ system, which
alters steering and throttle severity depending on road conditions and your
driving mood.

So if you got out of the hooligan side of bed this morning, you’re in
luck - this one’s for you. Let’s just hope the production version is as cool as

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