Alfa Romeo is releasing a limited number of stunning special edition Alfa 147 Sport and Sport Q2 models in the UK.

The new Alfa 147 Sport features a number of enhancements to the Alfa’s exterior styling. New 17in five-spoke wheels add poise, while satin-effect wing mirrors, a roof spoiler and chrome exhaust add sportiness. The theme continues inside, with new seats, aluminium pedals, sports dials, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and darkened roof lining. The top-of-the-range Q2 version gets a limited slip differential, which splits torque between the front drive wheels and improves cornering.

Only 450 Alfa 147 Sport and 350 Alfa 147 Sport Q2 models will go on sale. The Sport comes with either a 1.6 petrol engine or the 1.9 diesel unit. The Q2 comes equipped with the 1.9 diesel 16v unit, giving it 150bhp.

Prices start at £13,450 for the Sport and £16,950 for Q2.