• Jul 24, 2009

Alfa MiTo GTA concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Following earlier reports that Alfa Romeo had axed plans to produce the MiTo GTA, the Italian automaker has reportedly clarified that the project has not been canceled completely, just postponed.

The MiTo GTA was unveiled in concept form at this year's Geneva Motor Show. At the time, Alfa said the car would be produced and on the market before the end of the year. Packing a 240hp 1.8-liter turbo four, the GTA was set to revive the company's performance badge with a package priced to undercut the Mini JCW. When harsh economic conditions hit – and Fiat started snapping up assets left and right – the hot hatch program reportedly took a hit. According to sources within the company, though, the automaker is still keen on getting it done... eventually. Certainly, that won't happen before the end of the year.



[Source: Autocar]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh good because I was looking to get into one of these as my next car. I think I have room in the garage next to my Focus RS.... pfft.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...well if I park the TTRS in the driveway I suppose.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully the delay will align nicely with Alfa's return to the states.

      18 months sound ok???
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mad little car. Bring it here, Alfa.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good. I'm glad to hear that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very good news! That's one small car I'd love to see in production. I'm more of a fan of full-size luxury cars but this little thing is very unique.. I'm glad to hear it's not off the charts for good...

      Sal Collaziano
      http://www.cardealer411.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      This needs to come to the US. I'll keep saving until it does.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1; looking forward to them announcing this car for the US market
      • 5 Years Ago
      Phew! There is a car god!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm with Sal. This is good news.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ehhhh, its a girly looking car that would get its ass kicked by Cobalt SS not even mentioning STI or Evo. Don't get me wrong, the side profile of the car and rear are cool looking, but the front (pig snout) and the famous Alfa reliability (yeah yeah I know they "improved"), ehhhh I'll pass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bring it!!!