Paralympics star tests new MiTo TwinAir

He’s best known as the shot put record holder in his class, and was ranked fourth in the world this season.

And now leading shot putter Danny Nobbs can add test-driver to his CV, as the paralympian has been one of the first in the UK to try out the latest version of the Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir.

The car is part of the manufacturer’s Mobility range which encapsulates one of the largest fleets in the UK. For the past 30 years the Mobility charity has aided three million people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance for a new car.

On testing the Alfa MiTo, Danny Nobbs said: “It’s fantastic to see Alfa Romeo’s continued support of the Motability scheme. The Alfa that I drive is a huge support in getting me to and from training.”

Damien Dally, Head of Brand, Alfa Romeo UK adds: “Alfa Romeo has a long standing tradition of supporting British sporting talent and it is a privilege to be providing such a promising athlete as Danny with one of our vehicles.”

A compact car, the Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir is a sporty model which has managed to earn an impressive five-star rating from independent safety body Euro NCAP.

Drivers are able to qualify for the Mobility scheme if they have a higher, medium or lower rate Disability Living Allowance, a War Pension Mobility Supplement, Incapacity Benefit, an Attendance Allowance or are a Blue Badge holder with a UK-based Alfa Romeo dealership.

The Alfa Romeo MiTo TwinAir features the 2011 International Engine of the Year which expels emissions of 98g/km, which makes it exempt from UK road tax.

People interested in learning more about the Alfa Romeo Mobility scheme can contact Perrys Alfa Romeo dealership in Amersham today.