TRC-Marangoni tunes Alfa Romeo Mi.To F430-style
The idea behind the fairly new Alfa Romeo Mi.To. was that young and not particularly wealthy people craving for the much more expensive Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione super car would buy the hot hatchback for starters with a chance to become Alfa’s loyal customers in the future.
The Italian tuning studio TRC-Marangoni takes the idea even further, trying to sell the modified version of the hatch to those dreaming about another Italian wonder-car: the relatively new Ferrari F430 Scuderia super-coupe.
First of all, the Italian tuner has equipped the tiny car with a new body kit. Clearly inspired by the F430, the kit features a twin air-intake front bumper, new side skirts and a rear bumper with an integrated carbon-fiber rear diffuser with holes large enough to fit TRC-Marangoni’s custom quad-pipe exhaust system.
A pair of Lamborghini-style guillotine doors, a suspension lowering kit and a graffiti-like paintjob almost finish the picture with a final touch courtesy of red-rubber, low profile tires fitting the black-colored 18-inch alloy wheels.
To make the car closer to its source of inspiration, TRC-Marangoni’s engineers tuned Mi.To.’s 1.4-liter T-Jet engine from 155hp to much more impressive 220hp. Nice.