Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: All you need to know

Alfa Romeo came out with its first ever SUV in 2016: the Stelvio. Critics were impressed overall, but Alfa knew there was untapped performance potential there and hence, we have this: the Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

Here’s all you need to know about the first ever Quadrifoglio SUV…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio front

Engine

This is what you’re here for. Under the bonnet of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine, linked to an eight-speed transmission.

It produces a maximum power output of 503bhp at 6,500rpm with torque peaking at 600 Nm from 2,500 to 5,000rpm.

This means it can go from zero to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds, before reaching a best-in-class top speed of 176mph.

The eight-speed auto gearbox has been specifically calibrated for the Quadrifoglio with gear shifts in just 150 milliseconds in race mode.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio front sized

Equipment

Standard specification on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio includes 20-inch Quadrifoglio alloy wheels with specifically profiled wheel arches, restyled rear diffuser, sports exhaust with four outlets and bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights.

Inside, there’s a leather dashboard and door tops, leather and alcantara seats, leather steering wheel, carbon fibre trim and stainless steel pedals.

At the centre of the dashboard is Alfa’s 8.8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The ride and chassis benefits from the addition of chassis domain control, active torque vectoring and active suspension.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio rear sized

Safety kit

Performance doesn’t come at the expense of safety, with the Stelvio Quadrifoglio coming as standard with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, integrated braking system, forward collision warning and a rear-view camera.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio side

Fuel economy

This probably isn’t the biggest concern for the target market, but on a combined cycle, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio returns 28.8mpg whilst emitting 227g/km of CO2.

special edition Stelvio Quadrifoglio left side

Price

Alfa Romeo is asking at least £69,500 for its Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

Record breaker

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the fastest SUV around the iconic Nurburgring, clocking a new record for its class at 7 minutes 51.7 seconds.

special edition Stelvio Quadrifoglio rear

NRING limited edition

To celebrate this achievement, Alfa threw together a special edition Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

Limited to just 108 examples in Europe, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING Nurburgring celebrates the historic bond of supreme success linking Alfa Romeo to the legendary German circuit.

Why 108? Because that equates to one for each year of Alfa Romeo’s history.

This special edition model comes with exclusive features, including a numbered badge in the carbon fibre dashboard insert and unique ‘circuito grey’ livery, only available on this variant.

In addition to the features included on the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the NRING gets carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, electrically-operated panoramic sunroof, Mopar automatic transmission knob with carbon inserts, and leather and Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts.

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