Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA coming to the 2009 Geneva Motor Show

Alfa Romeo will be coming to the 2009 Geneva Motor Show with a high-performance version of its hottest hatch – the MiTo. According to AutoCar, Alfa Romeo will unveil the new MiTo GTA in Geneva with sales to begin in Europe later this year.

Power is expected to come from a 1.8L turbocharged engine that will produce a total of 240-hp. It will be based on the same underpinnings as the Fiat Punto Abarth. The MiTo GTA will be much more aggressive looking than the standard model with wide wheel arches, defined lines and maybe even a contrasting color scheme.

An Alfa source says that the MiTo GTA will get many lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The source said that Alfa Romeo plans on continuing its weight saving strategy on all of its future vehicles.

The hot new Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA will take on the MINI John Cooper Works with 31 more horsepower.

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Source: AutoCar