This is what's known in the industry as the Halo effect. Believe it or not, Alfa Romeo aren't making the 8C Competizione because they lay awake at night dreaming about the color red combined with 450bhp V8s, but because their accountants spend all day figuring out what building such a vehicle will have on the sales of bread and butter models like the Mi.To hatch. We're pleasantly surprised to see so many design similarities between the Alfa we can afford and the one we can't, well, from the front and rear at least. Mi.To sales start in Europe this July with engines ranging from 95-155bhp. The 8C should be making it stateside later this year, heralding a return to the country for the brand, lets hope the Mi.To will follow. [via]