Alfa Romeo has unveiled two special edition models at the Paris Auto Show which pay homage to legendary Alfas from the past: the 1954 Giulietta Sprint and the 1966 Giulia GT 1300 Junior.
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint is a tribute to the former, while the MiTo Junior pays homage to the latter, with both models featuring styling and equipment upgrades over standard models.
The Giulietta Sprint features a special Sprint badge on the front fenders, a sports rear bumper, oversized exhaust tailpipes and 5-hole Sprint 17-inch alloy wheels (18-inch as an option). Tinted rear windows and glossy anthracite finishes on the front grille, handles, rear-view mirror fairings and fog light frames complete the exterior package.
Inside, the Giulietta Sprint features a black sports trim, fabric and Alcantara Sprint seats with red stitching and logo on the headrests, leather-covered steering wheel with red stitching, as well as a carbon-colored finish for the dashboard and door panels Black roof lining and special mats complete the interior upgrades.
The Giulietta Sprint is available with six engines, including a new 150PS 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo Petrol which allows it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). Average fuel economy is 5.6 l/100 km (42 mpg US), with CO2 emissions of 129 g/km. Other available engines are a 170PS 1.4 Turbo Petrol MultiAir with Alfa TCT twin clutch automatic transmission and three diesels: 105PS 1.6 JTDM, 150PS 2.0 JTDM and 175PS 2.0 JTDM, the latter also with Alfa TCT. The model is also available with a 120PS 1.4 LPG Turbo engine.
As for the MiTo Junior, styling upgrades include new 17-inch alloy wheels with white treatment, sports rear bumper, chrome-plated exhaust tailpipe and a “Junior” tailgate sticker. Other tweaks include white-finish door mirror fairings color-matched with the wheels and a Satin Chrome treatment for the door handles and front and rear light frames.
Inside, the MiTo Junior gains white stitching on the sports fabric seats, a new steering wheel design, special mats with the “Junior” logo and gear and brake lever wrapped in leather. The model also features a black-colored Street dashboard and a special sports instrument panel with white graphics.
The MiTo Junior can be had with all the engines available for the standard model.