Posted by Harish KumarJune 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Hot after creating their own Supercar, the Novitec Tulesto (which incidentally celebrated their 20th anniversary), Novitec are back to their normal business of converting Italian cars to Italian rockets. Their project now concentrates on the Alfa Romeo Mito (which Jeremy Clarkson and crew called a ‘Minger’). Apart from the 1.4 Turbo Petrol, Novitec has also tuned the diesel Mitos.
The 1.4L turbocharged petrol gets 31 bhp/ 23 kW power boost and torque rises by 30 Nm to a total of 186 bhp (137 kW). Now that’s more than the Abarth S Fiat 500! Standing 100 km/h comes up in just 7.4 seconds (0.7sec faster).
The oil burning Mitos get some much needed power boost. The tuning program for the diesels are dubbed POWERRAIL, boosts the power output of the award winning 1.3 MJT to 110 bhp (81 kW) from 90 bhp (66kW) while the 1.6 MJT gains 24 bhp (17.7 kW). Peak torque goes up by 50 Nm. The best point is that this involves fitting a plug and play module that can be installed in less than five minutes.
To add to the power, visual drama comes from an aerodynamic kit with spoilers all round and rocker panels that give a lowered look. 1, 2 or 4 tailpipes can be ordered that help in free flow and provide a sportier exhaust note. 18 inch lightweight rims shod with Pirelli tires provide the perfect means to transfer all that raw power to the ground. Specially modified suspension lower the ride height by 35 to 65 mm and this is sure to provide added agility.
The body kit and the mechanicals come with a general operating certificate which eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming individual technical inspections. Prices for the package have not been announced. Read on for the Press Release.
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.