Alfa marks cloverleaf anniversary

Alfa marks cloverleaf anniversary

Alfa Romeo is marking the 90th anniversary of its Quadrifoglio Verde - the Cloverleaf symbol - which adorns its top sports cars.

The Quadrifoglio Verde first appeared on Ugo Sivocci's 'RL' in which he won the 14th edition of the Targa Florio in 1923.

All of the company's racing cars since then have featured the emblem, along with a selection of production cars since the 1960s.

Some present-day Giulietta and Mito models are adorned with the symbol in a sign of their sporty credentials.

Alfa Romeo has launched a 200-car limited edition run of the Mito, known as the SBK Limited Edition 1.4 170 BHP Quadrifoglio Verde, which boasts enhancements such as side skirts and red Brembo brake calipers behind18-inch alloy wheels.

The limited edition Mito has a 170bhp 1.4 MultiAir Turbo engine that powers it from 0 to 62 mph in just over seven seconds.

It comes fitted with various mod cons as standard including rear parking sensors, automatic dual-zone climate control and a Bluetooth hands-free system with voice commands and MP3 connectivity.

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