The new high-performance Alfa Romeo MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde has arrived with significant technical and style upgrades for 2014.
Priced from $30,500 plus on roads, the MiTo QV is powered by a four-cylinder 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine developing a maximum power output of 125kW at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 2,500 rpm (in Dynamic mode).
Paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the 1,145kg MiTo QV launches from zero to 100km/h in 7.5 seconds.
Driving dynamics are taken care of by Alfa’s Active Suspension system, whch uses electronic shock absorbers that actively and continuously vary the chassis response depending on road conditions and the driver’s needs. It interfaces with Alfa D.N.A. and the other on-board electronic devices.
Derived from racing experience, the Alfa D.N.A. system acts on the engine, brakes, steering, suspension and gearbox, allowing three different vehicle behaviour modes, depending on the most suitable driving style for the road conditions or the desires of the driver.
The MiTo QV’s exterior is distinguished by the burnished finish on the headlight surrounds, front grille, door mirrors; door handles and tail-light surrounds, as well as its rear spoiler, sports rear bumper, twin chrome exhaust pipes, 18-inch alloy wheels, red Brembo brake callipers and Quadrifoglio Verde emblem on the front wings.
The interior also reflects the dynamic spirit of the MiTo QV, as highlighted by the new flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, trimmed in leather with contrasting white stitching. Black leather with white stitching also trims the handbrake lever and the gear lever while the Competizione ‘carbon look’ dashboard, special floor mats and aluminium kick plate (with Quadrifoglio Verde logos) add to the special feel of the interior. The sports seats – height adjustable on the driver’s side and with lumbar adjustment for both front occupants – are trimmed in specific Quadrifoglio Verde fabric and finished with white-and-green stitching to complete the revised look.
In terms of equipment, the new MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde includes Alfa Romeo’s Uconnect five-inch touchscreen multimedia system as standard, with Bluetooth connectivity, Text Reader, Audio Streaming, Voice Controls, MP3, USB and Aux-In.