The Alfa Romeo MiTo is a supermini first introduced on June 19, 2008, at Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy, by Italian automaker Alfa Romeo. It was Internationally introduced at the British Motor Show in 2008. The MiTo was designed by Centro Stile Alfa Romeo and it's design is belived to be inspired by the 8C Competizione. It was first named the Alfa Romeo Junior. In November 2007, a competition was launched for the public to have a chance to name the car. The winner from each country could win an Alfa Romeo Spider or an Alfa Romeo mountain bike. The winning name was "Furiosa." However, on March 14, 2008, Alfa Romeo announced officially that the name would instead be "MiTo", an abbreviation of the cities Milano (Milan) & Torino (Turin).