Following the launch of the superfast Giulia Quadrifoglio, Alfa Romeo has now introduced the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The latter, as we know, is Alfa’s first ever SUV offering and this new version has the same 510bhp twin turbo V6 motor.
According to Alfa Romeo, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the fastest SUV around Germany’s Nurburgring, having lapped the extreme circuit in 7 minutes and 52 seconds. It’s equipped with the now familiar aluminium 2.9-litre V6 twin turbo petrol engine, developed with inputs from Ferrari technologies. It delivers 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 8-speed automatic transmission, that shifts gear in just 150milliseconds in Race mode. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio can accelerate from zero to 100kmph in just 3.8 seconds on to a top speed of around 270kmph.
Unlike the Giulia which is a rear-wheel drive, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio comes with an all-wheel drive. In normal conditions, the system transfers 100 percent of the torque to the rear axle. As the wheels approach their grip limit, the system transmits up to 50 percent of the torque to the front axle in real time, by means of a transfer case.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio will arrive in European markets sometime next year, with pricing and specification to be revealed around the time of the launch.