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Mito GTA no more?

2009-07-21 07:59
Alfa Romeo’s most exciting car in years, the keenly anticipated Mito GTA, is in peril.

The cracking little hot hatch, which managed to blend 8C styling, Magneti Marelli active suspension and 176kW of blown 1.75l power in concept form, will not be marketed any time in the foreseeable future.

Quite how Alfa’s logic dictates the quashing of a volume performance model at a time the company has just released the 8C Spider is inexplicable to us, yet the Italian pocket rocket, which was due to go on sale towards the end of this year, has allegedly disappeared from production schedules.

An anonymous Alfa source was quoted as saying, "It’s hard to justify building such as high performance car at this present time as the financial crisis means that it’s not economically viable. And, sadly, it may never be."

Perhaps the Mito GTA was one of the sacrifices Fiat had to make in its take-over of embattled US carmaker Chrysler…


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