Share on Facebook
by Adam Lynton
SBK Limited Edition and Superbike Special Series to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show to mark Alfa's partnership with the Superbike racing series.
Alfa Romeo will pull the covers off a pair of new models next week, with the Mito SBK Limited Edition and Mito Superbike Special Series set to make their world premiere at the Paris Motor Show. Both models were built to mark the Italian marque's sponsorship of the Superbike championship. The SBK Limited Edition will be limited to 200 models and offered in Black and Alfa Red, which can be matched to three roof and mirror cap shades, namely black, Alfa Red and new Cristallo white.
It will be further distinguished by a grey-colored decal running from the front grille to the C-pillar, a new aero package and 18-inch titanium-finish alloys combined with red Brembo brake calipers. Inside, a host of accessories have been added including Sabelt seats with a wraparound carbon-fiber backrest and Alcantara center sections, a sporty aluminum pedal unit, leather-trimmed gear shifter and steering wheel, and a numbered plaque on the dash. Alfa's 1.4-liter turbocharged four, the most powerful engine in the Mito lineup, will power the special edition model.
Rated at 168 horsepower, it helps shift the car from 0-60 mph in 7 seconds while delivering impressive fuel efficiency figures of 49 mpg.
The Mito Superbike (SBK) Special Series, meanwhile, can be had with any of the engines in the range save for the 1.4-liter 70 hp and 168 hp gasoline units. Aesthetic highlights include 16-inch titanium alloys, chrome-plated exhaust and spoiler, titanium-colored mirror fairings, a sporty rear bumper, a black fog light frame and titanium SBK logo at the rear.
Tornado blue is added to the list of body color options available with the SBK Limited Edition, while inside an SBK logo appears on the front head restraints and the dashboard receives a black "carbon look." Standard equipment includes leather steering wheel and manual climate control.