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2010 Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.6 JTDM by Romeo Ferraris

2010 Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.6 JTDM by Romeo Ferraris

While everyone is waiting for the GTA version of the Alfa Romeo Mito, the Italian tuner, Romeo Ferraris, is coming at us with a tuning kit for the 1.6 JTDM that makes it as powerful as any GTA model.

Of course, the tuner started with the engine and they obtained an impressive 402 Nm (+126 Nm compared to the original engine) and an extra 38 HP. The result is a sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 132 mph.

The car also gets a set of sports springs and dampers adjustable in height, combined with a set spacing of 15 mm and 18-inch wheels with tires Romeo Ferraris S-Drive 215/40 R18 Yokohama.

The interior gets aluminum sills with factory logo, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and Alcantara.

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Alfa 8C Competizione by Autodelta

Alfa 8C Competizione by Autodelta

The British tuning house Autodelta is preparing to unveil the world’s first modified Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione at the upcoming PistonHeads Performance Car Show next month in the U.K. As fantastic as the 8C looks on paper, and even in real life, Alfa’s latest super car was praised for its poised bodywork by Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson before being admonished for its behavior on track.

According to the blokes at the shop, the special 8C is "Not available as part of our upgrade options, this specific car has been reworked by our engineers to allow them to begin our future development phase of the new 4.7 V8 engine, and included intensive testing on leading European race tracks where the Alfa 8C Competizione was born to stretch its agile legs." Although Autodelta is remaining a bit tight lipped, all we know is that the boffins will work their magic on the Alfa in the form of a few chassis and suspension upgrades and thanks to a reprogrammed ECU, the screaming Italian eight cylinder will deliver an extra 17 HP.

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Autodelta J4 3.2 C

Autodelta J4 3.2 C

The second model Autodelta will reveal at the MPH09 Show is the J4 3.2 C based on the Alfa Romeo 159 sedan. This package completes the the petrol engine range upgrades for the 159 started with the J4 2.2 C.

The J4 3.2 C uses a supercharged 3.2-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 352 bhp and a peak torque of 435 Nm. The engine is completed with upgraded chassis, electronics, brakes, suspension and adjustable coilovers recalibrated through the on-going R&D program.

Press release after the jump.

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Autodelta Brera S 3.2 Compressore

Autodelta Brera S 3.2 Compressore

The British tuner Autodelta will reveal this week at the MPH09 Prestige & Performance Car Show the limited edition Brera S 3.2 Compressore.

Thanks to a supercharging package with intercooler, the 3.2 V6 engine delivers a total output of 352 bhp (by comparison the Brera S delivers 260 bhp) and a peak torque of 435 Nm. The car is equipped with a bespoke mechanical limited slip differential (LSD), which operates in combination with the car’s standard electronic Q2 system.

At the customers request Autodelta is also offering a height-adjustable Autodelta Sportline coilover suspension that features specific new spring rates and 40 different firmness adjustment settings that can be quickly and conveniently adjusted by the driver.

Press release after the jump.

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Alfa Romeo MiTo by Novitec

Alfa Romeo MiTo by Novitec

The German tuning house Novitec is better known for working their magic on Italian super cars like Ferraris and Maseratis, but with the release of the lovable little Alfa Romeo MiTo, the boys at Novitec couldn’t help but change things up a bit. In doing so the aftermarket modifier has created an exclusive tuning program for the compact Alfa city car, dubbed the Novitec PowerJet 2, the German tuned MiTo makes 31 HP more than from factory, currently making 186 HP with its turbocharged 1.4 Liter four cylinder engine and can run from 0 to 60 MPH in just 7.4 seconds.

The entire exterior of the MiTo has been enhanced, receiving a striking facelift with a centrally mounted cup spoiler in front. From the side the MiTo looks much closer to the ground thanks to the Novitec rocker panels and up to a 65 mm drop if you opt for the Novitec coil-overs. The 18 inch rims come in either a glossy silver or flat black, but wither way they are wrapped in a set of 215/35 Pirelli high performance tires. Out back the Powerjet 2 is pushed to the ground thanks to a Novitec designed roof spoiler and rear diffuser, which looks perfect surrounding the Novitec stainless steel sport muffler.

The Alfa Romeo MiTo has already been awarded countless prizes, due to its compact size, fun to drive nature and amazingly good looks. The Powerjet 2 by Novitec should be no different. The German tuners started off with a good package and made it great, if there is an award for the tuned city car of the year, this Novitec built MiTo should be left standing at the top of the list.

Press release after the jump.

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Marangoni M430 based on the Alfa Romeo MiTo

Marangoni M430 based on the Alfa Romeo MiTo

One thing that used to make us okay with the idea of have no small Alfa Romeos on these shores was the fact that its economy cars usually came underpowered. Tuner Marangoni seems to have deiced to want to get us full-on jealous with its take on the Alfa Romeo MiTo. The tuner took the 155 hp 1.4-liter engine and modified the turbo to now give 220 hp. Now the car is expected to be able to run with the other Euro-only pocket rockets like the Ford Focus ST.

The rest of the modifications are more in the eye of the beholder. It has scissor-style doors, extra air inlets along the body, a rear end diffuser and four exhaust pipes. We don’t even have to talked about price because Alfa hasn’t even hinted lately about bringing the MiTo to the U.S.

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Alfa GT and 156 by JMS Racelook

Alfa GT and 156 by JMS Racelook

Although the Alfa GT and 156 have been on the streets for a few years, the German tuner JMS thought it would be a good idea to refresh the Italian cars and looking at the photos we can say they did quite a good job. The revised Italian cars come with a brand-new front lip spoiler, with a new suspension kit lowering the vehicles with up to 55 mm, side sills and a new set of black polished 19-inch JMS wheels. Price of the kit: $4000 for the Alfa 156 or $2530 for the Alfa GT.

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Alfa Romeo MiTo by Eibach

Alfa Romeo MiTo by Eibach

Although the Alfa Romeo MiTo was recently launched, this didn’t stop Eibach, the German Sports Springs manufacturer to be the first who customizes the little Italian car. With their new Pro-Kit performance springs the Alfa MiTo gets a sportier look but also a lower centre of gravity improving in this way the stability of the car. Eibach offers also the Pro-Spacer aluminium wheel spacers and the Pro-Street-S stainless coil-over suspension system which gives the possibility to the driver to lower the car with up to 70 millimeters.

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Alfa Romeo Spider by Novitec

Alfa Romeo Spider by Novitec

First Alfa Romeo Spider was unveiled in 1966. Since then six generation were produced and delivered all over the world. Today the current version of the Italian vehicle received a new body kit from Novitec, a well-known tuning company specialized in customizing high performance vehicles.

The new body kit contains a re-designed front spoiler, new side skirts, rear spoiler with integrated exhaust system featuring four 115x85 millimeters large oval pipes which ensure an optimal sound of the engine. In order to make the car more comfortable on any type of roads, the tuner installed an adaptive suspension kit which can lower the car up to 75 millimeters. Also 20 inch alloy wheels are available with 255 tyres providing better handling. Price of the kit: 5,762 euro.

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Alfa Romeo 159 J4 2.2 C by Autodelta

Alfa Romeo 159 J4 2.2 C by Autodelta

Last week we were speaking about the launch of the Alfa Romeo 159 J4 2.2 C by Autodelta. Today the car was officially revealed and according to the manufacturer will be available for order from 1st of July. Equipped with a C30-74 supercharger and with the help of Ecu tweaking the engine of the car is capable to develop 245 hp and 290 Nm of torque.

Although Autodelta did not release any information regarding the car performances we expect a sprint from 0-60 mph in less than 7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

In order to stop the car Autodelta fitted the J4 2.2 C with upgraded brake discs and 19” OZ alloy wheels using Dunlop Sp Sport Maxx GT tires.
The car features also a new body kit consisting in a new front lip spoiler, side sills and re-designed rear spoiler featuring an air diffuser with integrated exhaust system. No words about the price yet!

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Autodelta to unveil new customized Alfa Romeo 159

Autodelta to unveil new customized Alfa Romeo 159

Autodelta, the well-known tuning company specialised in tuning Alfa Romeo vehicles announced that on 20th and 21st of June will unveil the new supercharged Alfa 159 J4 2.2 C at an exclusive event called Yacht Harbour of Driessen in Amsterdam.

With the help of a Rotrex C30-71 supercharger the 2.2 litre engine of the Alfa will develop from the standard 185 hp an astonishing 245 hp with a maximum torque of 290 Nm.

Autodelta didn’t stop at the engine and added a new adjustable coil over suspension, perforated brake discs and a new body kit. Stay tuned, more informations will be unveiled this week!

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Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C receives new Q-Tronic transmission

Autodelta Brera J5 3.2 C receives new Q-Tronic transmission

For all the folks who don’t know, the Alfa Romeo Q-Tronic system is a very popular addition to the Alfa Romeo Spider V6 and Brera models since its introduction, back in 2006. Autodelta announced that the Q-Tronic 6-speed automatic transmission will also be available on its Brera J5 3.2 C conversion.

The Brera J5 3.2 C Q-Tronic comes with an increased power of 352 hp and 435 Nm of torque. With this amount of power the vehicle is capable to sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of over 260 km/h.

Press release after the jump!

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