• Sep 16, 2009

Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde – Click above for high-res image gallery

We usually close our posts by inviting you to check out our images, but this time we're starting here: Go into the gallery and have a look at the little green clover logo adorning the front fender of the new Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde. You'll notice that the classic Alfa performance badge has received a slightly modern update, courtesy of some techy carbon fiber-style weave. Hardly the most important thing we've seen here in Frankfurt, but it tells a deeper story. Because while the MiTo QV draws its distinction from the company's deep racing history, it's the forward-thinking technology that sets it apart.

As we reported previously, Alfa is using the MiTo QV to introduce its latest development from Fiat Powertrain Technologies. The MultiAir engine uses advanced electronics and hydraulic actuators to regulate the amount of air being mixed with the gasoline inside the engine's four combustion chambers to the benefit of throttle response and efficiency. And while the 170 horsepower on offer in the Quadrifoglio Verde may fall short of the 240-horsepower GTA in the pipeline, it is here right now, and best of all, the technology is coming to America as part of Fiat's partnership with Chrysler... with or without Alfa's lucky four-leaf clover.






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      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait for this car to come to the US. I'll be saying my little prayers that the GTA hops on the boat too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, I want it.
      No, I can't pronounce it.


      • 5 Years Ago
      "Whoo, Whoo," said the owl.
      I really love this car, a lot! I would love to have one!
      • 5 Years Ago
      With a Dodge grill, that car could actually make a decent looking Neon. The look isn't that different.
        • 5 Years Ago
        dodge grill wtf???
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugh... so many cars that will never make it here. That's truly sad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Do want.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Change the front fascia to a crosshair grill, and voila! Can you say SRT4?
      • 5 Years Ago
      170 hp from a 1.4 liter? Impressive. Also, 10 extra cool points for 'Turbo Benzina' on a beautiful red valve cover. I don't care if it looks like an owl. It's a cool looking owl. Sign me up!
      • 5 Years Ago
      He looks surprised!

      We got to have this car side by side with the Mazda3, what a photo caption contest that would make.