2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo Racer Is a Smart Dresser with No Muscle

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It may not be the most impressive Alfa Romeo ever made, but the MiTo is still their best seller and we think it desperately needs a second generation. By that, we don't mean a new set of bumpers on old bones, like the Opel Corsa E, which by the way has the same platform.
While we wait for Alfa to finish its new RWD sedan and get on with fixing the rest of the model range, let's take a quick look at the MiTo Racer, a special edition that is being presented at the Geneva Motor Show this year.

The most interesting features are the paintwork, which includes a checkered flag theme for the roof, and the lowered suspension that makes the MiTo hug the road and its dark bronze 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

It's said that the MiTo Racing draws inspiration from the illustrious past of the brand, but we fail to see the ling between this boy racer's dream car and something like a T332 or a 1950 Alfetta. The engine choices aren't that impressive either, as they start with an 85 PS 1.3-liter JDTM, again, something shared with the Opel Corsa.

Also available are the 120 PS 1.6-liter JTDM and a 1.4-liter running on LPG. But we'd avoid all of those and go straight for the range-topping 1.4-liter Multiair turbo with 140 because it's the only one worthy of this car.

Before we move on, a quick word about the interior seems in order. It's like something designed by Carlex, with dark grey texture seats, that have dark brown side. What could be manlier than that? Not buying an Alfa MiTo and saving your money for a Mazda Miata… probably.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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