The anticipated Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV has been announced to global markets with sales forthcoming in early 2018.

Alfa Romeo’s coveted premium SUV certainly carry that unmistakable Italian flair. The design of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is inspired by the idea of “necessary beauty”, as the perfect synergy of form and function is even more extreme in this high-performance SUV.

 

Style and design are not merely aesthetic considerations but also support crucial factors including aerodynamics, speed, power and handling. Mirroring the performance, in Quadrifoglio guise everything is raised to new heights and has an even greater visual impact.

Exterior highlights include structural vents in the bonnet, the intercooler air vents at the side, the sporty side-skirt and the massive body colored wheel arches and the four exhaust tips. The unique front takes up a nose with “Trilobo” motif and the “Kamm tail” ensures an Alfa Romeo rear-end.

 

Inside, the car has been tailored like a bespoke suit with painstaking craftsmanship and use of premium materials, including carbon fiber, leather and Alcantara. The center of the dashboard is dominated by the new 8.8-inch Alfa Connect infotainment system with 3D navigation. It incorporates CarPlay and Android Auto to replicate the smartphone environment on the on-board display, for constantly connected, safe, user-friendly life at the wheel.

At the heart of the new ALfa Romeo SUV is a 2.9-liter V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine that pumps a maximum power of 510hp at 6,500rpm and generates a maximum torque of 600Nm from 2,500 to 5,000rpm. The engine is teamed with the specifically calibrated eight-speed automatic transmission, that shifts gear in just 150 milliseconds in Race mode. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds, and on to a best-in-class top speed of 176mph. For the first time, the 510hp 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine is combined with the innovative Q4 all-wheel drive system, which offers a potent combination of unbeatable performance, traction, driving pleasure and safety in all situations.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is equipped with the exclusive Alfa Chassis Domain Control (CDC) unit, with differential Alfa Active Torque Vectoring as standard. The Torque Vectoring technology optimises the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s drive distribution and accentuates its sporting character.

In the of suspensions, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has a double wishbone system with semi-virtual steering axis at the front and a four-and-a-half link Multilink system at the rear. In addition, it uses the Alfa Active Suspension to keep the suspensions and shock absorbers intact continuously in order to reduce movement of the body of the car in all driving conditions. In any situation and at all speeds, driving the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has the most direct steering ratio on the market (12.1), with a natural and instinctive feel.

Having made its debut on the Giulia, Alfa Romeo’s unique Integrated Brake System (IBS) is now in use on the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. This innovative electromechanical system combines stability control with a traditional servo brake to deliver instantaneous brake response and shorter stopping distances, while also making a significant contribution to weight optimization. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio will optionally be available with carbon ceramic brake discs, offering a weight reduction of 17kg and greater mechanical strength, even at thehighest temperatures in both dry and wet conditions.

Edited: Alfa Romeo