Alfa Romeo MiTo by Novitec

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Although Novitec is specialized in high-end sports cars, the tuning company revealed today its new program for the Alfa Romeo MiTo. When we speak about tuning it's obvious that this include a power increase and this is what Novitec did: the 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine received a power increase of 31 hp (23 kW) and 30 Nm of torque.

With a total output of 186 hp (137 kW) the car sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds, which is with 0.7 seconds faster than the standard model.

Novitec also upgrades the diesel engines: with the help of Powerrail 5 module, the 1.3 JTD engine is upgraded from 90 hp (66 kW) to 110 hp (81 kW) while the 1.6 JTD receives an additional 24 hp (17.7 kW) and 50 Nm of torque. Novitec didn't stop here!

MiTo comes also with new accessories such as spoiler corners left and right plus a centrally mounted cup spoiler, new side sills, a new rear roof spoiler and a new diffuser for the rear apron featuring new integrated Novitec sport rear muffler with one, two or four tailpipes.

The kit is completed by the 18 inch Novitec N8 multi-spoke wheels fitted with Pirelli high-performance tires in size 215/35 R 18. Also, for better handling, the vehicle was lowered with up to 40 millimeters with the help of a new set of sport springs.

Exterior Design

Even if the MiTo is considered as the smallest model from Alfa Romeo, this did not stop NOVITEC from including sporty highlights with its aerodynamic-enhancement kit. Since the body kit has a general operating certificate, it removes the need to have individual technical inspections, which are not only time-consuming but costly as well. By having spoiler corners on its left and right side in addition to a cup spoiler mounted on the center, the front of the MiTo gets a very noticeable revamp.

The rear apron has been enhanced as well with the NOVITEC diffuser and roof spoiler. Further, the rear portion was designed to border the NOVITEC sport rear muffler. The exhausts are made of stainless steel and made to attain maximum yield in terms of power as well as give the exhaust a more exciting sound.

There is the option of having one tailpipe, two or even four. With the NOVITEC rocker panels, this makes the side of the compact car have a smoother and lower look. Adding to this sporty look is the multi-spoke 7.5Jx18 NOVITEC N8 wheels which can come in either matte black or silver.

Fitted to the wheels are the high-performance size 215/35 R 18 Pirelli tires. The MiTo’s ride height can be lowered by as much as 40 millimeters owing to the NOVITEC sport springs. NOVITEC also offers the option to have the coil-over stainless-steel suspension that is equipped with adjustable dampers and an adjustable ride height as well. The result is that this provides the Alfa Romeo with a firmer ride and allows the ride height to be lowered between 35 millimeters and 65 millimeters.

Press Release

Novitec Alfa Romeo MiTo

More power, great design and a sporty heart: NOVITEC presents the exclusive tuning program for the Alfa Romeo MiTo. Engine tuning for the two Diesel models and the gasoline-powered 1.4 TB model is complemented by a strikingly styled aerodynamic-enhancement package. The latter comes with a general operating certificate, eliminating the need for individual technical inspections. Also available from NOVITEC are 18-inch wheels and a height-adjustable coil-over suspension.

NOVITEC POWERJET 2 is the name of the recipe that increases power output of the MiTo with 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine by 31 hp / 23 kW. Peak torque grows by 30 Nm. The plug-and-play auxiliary control unit can be installed in less than five minutes. The tuned MiTo produces 186 hp / 137 kW and is even more agile: With a sprint time of 7.4 seconds from rest to 100 km/h the tuned 1.4 TB bests its production counterpart by about 0.7 seconds.

Sophisticated NOVITEC power tuning is also available for the two turbodiesel models. The easy-to-install NOVITEC POWERRAIL 5 module boosts power output of the 1.3 JTD model from standard 90 hp / 66 kW to 110 hp / 81 kW. The same auxiliary control module when installed in the MiTo 1.6 JTD produces an additional 24 hp / 17.7 kW. The tuning module also markedly increases peak torque by some 50 Nm.

NOVITEC adds further sporty highlights with an aerodynamic-enhancement kit for the smallest Alfa Romeo model. The body kit comes with a general operating certificate which eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming individual technical inspections.

The front of the MiTo receives a striking facelift with spoiler corners left and right plus a centrally mounted cup spoiler.

NOVITEC rocker panels give the compact car an even lower, sleeker side appearance. The rear of the MiTo is refined with the NOVITEC roof spoiler and diffuser for the rear apron.

The rear component is also designed to surround the NOVITEC sport rear muffler. The stainless-steel exhausts were developed for maximum power yield and a more exciting exhaust note. They can be combined with one, two or four tailpipes.

The sporty new look also includes NOVITEC N8 multi-spoke wheels. The 7.5Jx18 wheels are available painted silver or matte black. Pirelli high-performance tires in size 215/35 R 18 were selected as the optimal tire choice.

NOVITEC sport springs lower the ride height of the MiTo by some 40 millimeters. As an alternative, NOVITEC offers a stainless-steel coil-over suspension with adjustable ride height and adjustable dampers. It gives the Alfa Romeo a firmer ride and a ride-height lowering between 35 and 65 millimeters.

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