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Alfa upgrades 'sportiest' compact car in the world

Alfa upgrades 'sportiest' compact car in the world

Small car lovers may be tempted by the latest Alfa Romeo MiTo, as the sporty compact model has been given an Italian-inspired makeover.

Keeping the MiTo's distinctive grip and agility, the Quadrifoglio Verde edition boasts an updated exterior with black-rimmed fog lights, low-profile tyres with 18" alloys, and lower air intakes, which were inspired by Alfa's 8C Competizione supercar.

Furthermore, the interior has been given an overhaul with a suede central column and carbon fibre bucket seats.

The racing-style seats aren't just a hollow gesture, either. Despite only generating 170bhp from the 1.4-litre engine, this little car can do 0-62mph in just over seven seconds.

All this combines to make this "the sportiest compact car in the world", Alfa claims.

If that tickles your fancy - prices start at £18,755 on the road and the Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde will be available in the UK from late July.

Written by Sebastian TurkenburgADNFCR-3205-ID-800607557-ADNFCR