What You Need To Know With Alfa Mito and Giulieta Quadrifoglio Verde

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Alfa Romeo has released the 1st official photos of its new flagship Mito and Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde.

The Giulietta QV is powered by the same 240hp 1750 turbocharged petrol engine as the Alfa 4C, endowing it by using a -60mph time of 6.6 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph.

80% of the is available from just 1,800rpm, though it should prove quick through the gears, too, with peak torque of 340Nm available from 2,100rpm to 4,000rpm.

Power is sent to the front wheels through Alfa’s TCT dual-clutch transmission, which offers six speeds and a choice of automatic or manual modes, with shifting accomplished either through the gear lever or paddles mounted behind the controls.

Alfa’s DNA driving mode selector allows the driver to decide on different set-ups for throttle response, engine output, transmission shift steering and speeds assistance level.

The company says they’ve worked hard to make the most of the aural experience, most notably with the use of a whole new intake unit.

The Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde is marked out externally by a new gloss anthracite finish on the door mirrors, grille, door handles, fog light surrounds, side skirts and rear spoiler.

Red Brembo four-piston callipers clamp down on 320mm front discs, and are covered with new anthracite alloy wheels.

The interior features new leather and Alcantara seats, sportier instruments bearing the QV logo, plus leather controls, gear-lever gaitor and handbrake lever with green and white stitching.

Black roof lining, aluminium pedals and QV floor mats finish off the style.

To celebrate the launch of the Giulietta QV, a particular Launch Edition model is being offered with carbon rear spoiler, front and back air dams, side skirts, and 18-inch five-hole alloy wheels. There’s a choice of Alfa Red, triple-coat Competizione Red or Magnesio Grey. Only 500 are now being produced globally, with 100 coming to great britain.

The new MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde meanwhile is powered from a 170hp 1.4-litre MultiAir turbo petrol engine mated to a six-speed dual-clutch TCT transmission.

62mph arrives in 7.3 seconds by using a top speed of 136mph. Economy is pegged at 52.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 124 g/km.

Externally, the MiTo QV features burnished detailing, twin tail-pipes, rear spoiler and revised rear bumper, plus 17-inch alloy wheels, red Brembo brake callipers plus a smattering of QV logos.

Inside, there’s a pair of Sabelt seats with carbon-fibre backs, white and green stitching for that steering wheel, gear-lever and handbrake, plus standard equipment that features air conditioning, cruise control, and Uconnect infotainment system.