Reviews First Drive: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

18:20  08 march  2018
18:20  08 march  2018 Source:   automobilemag.com

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My first drive of the all new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio , A car i have been excited to drive ever since i saw it launch at the Geneva motorshow 2017. In addition i recently experienced the brilliant engine in the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio which has now made it's way into the fantastic new

The Quadrifoglio is the hardcore version of Alfa Romeo ’s already-entertaining Stelvio SUV, with 510 horsepower and a glorious noise. If you’re planning to

AUSTIN, Texas — The speedometer needle is closing in rapidly on 140 mph as we fly underneath the pedestrian bridge on the back straight at Circuit of the Americas, a track that caters to ultra-high grip, and horsepower Formula 1 race cars. Accelerating down the long straight from the tight turn-11 hairpin is an experience to savor, but now we're hard on the brakes for the 90-degree left that we were approaching at massive speed just a moment ago.

Stelvio Enters the Premium SUV Segment Italian Style

  Stelvio Enters the Premium SUV Segment Italian Style The premium crossover market is a bit more crowded these days, as the iconic Italian automaker Alfa Romeo has added its new Stelvio model to the mix. Research 2018 alfa-romeo stelvio See Full Specs See Pricing Named after an historic Italian mountain road considered to be one of the best driving routes in the world, the Stelvio joins a growing market segment that is red hot, competing against the likes of the Jaguar F-Pace, Porsche Macan, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and others.

With the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio , where other SUVs stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design. "interior 2017 2019 Test Drive Features Exhaust Sound Acceleration".

The 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio was named the Performance Utility Vehicle of Texas as voted by the Texas Auto writers Association. With the Alfa DNA Pro Drive Mode Selector with Race Mode, driving behavior can be changed in an instant for optimal performance.


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Like its Giulia sibling, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio's brakes are sharp and strong, and the steering is super quick. Just a small flick left and we're clipping the curbs and back on the gas, thundering down the short straight between turns 12 and 13 with staccato bangs coming from the exhaust on each up shift. Yeah, the Stelvio is technically a utility vehicle, but it's really more of a performance vehicle.

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Think of Alfa Romeo's new Stelvio Quadrifoglio instead as a taller, all-wheel-drive Giulia Quadrifoglio sport sedan-that's pretty much what it is, being based on the same chassis and suspension design, and featuring the same 505-horsepower, twin-turbocharged, 2.9-liter V-6 engine and eight-speed paddle-shift automatic gearbox. Sure there are a few differences underneath the Stelvio's seductive shape (mostly to accommodate Alfa's Q4 all-wheel-drive system-the Giulia Quadrifoglio is RWD only), but the similarities are enough to make one wonder why (besides genuinely preferring the Stelvio's aesthetics) anyone looking for this level of performance would choose the Stelvio over the Giulia.

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  Alfa Romeo to Debut Giulia, Stelvio Nurburgring Editions Multiple special editions are headed to GenevaThe N rburgring Editions (or "NRING" editions) feature an exclusive gray exterior and a numbered badge on the carbon fiber dashboard insert. Also included are carbon-ceramic brakes, Mopar transmission knob with carbon insert, Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, and a steering wheel with leather, Alcantara, and carbon inserts. A Harman Kardon audio system, 8.8-inch screen with navigation, tinted windows, active cruise control, and carbon-fiber accents on the mirror caps are some of the other features. The special Giulias receive a new bare carbon roof.

Alfa had originally promised that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio would reach 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds, but some last-minute tinkering with the software for the traction control and AWD system now has that figure down to a claimed 3.6 seconds – beating the Giulia Quadrifoglio ’s claimed 3.8-second

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That might be a little bit of an oversimplification. People in a four-seasons climate that want to use their 505-hp car on a daily basis may need that all-wheel-drive system and those who shuttle their children daily may want the small additional amount of cargo space that comes from the Stelvio's five-door design. But don't kid yourself. This isn't an SUV in the traditional sense. It's been tuned to go fast and even the softest of the three suspension settings will have you spitting your teeth out if you so much as look at a rutted dirt path, never mind an actual off-road trail.

Alfisti will be happy to know that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is nothing less than a pure performance machine. In fact, Alfa Romeo says that because of the all-wheel-drive system, the Stelvio Q actually beats the Giulia Q out of the hole, and on to a 3.6-second 0 to 60 mph time (vs 3.8 seconds for the Giulia Q). Top speed is a huge 176 mph and Alfa isn't shy to tout the Stelvio Q's 7:51.7-minute N rburgring lap time-it's a record for the Stelvio's segment. Brakes have been upgraded to Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers and there's even an $8,000 carbon ceramic option. Most body panels are crafted from aluminum for weight savings, there's a carbon-fiber driveshaft and the wheels are 20-inchers with meaty 285-width rear tires. Alfa claims a best-in-class power-to-weight of 8.7:1 for the 4,360-lb Stelvio Q.

FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

  FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio A tallish and thrilling Italian hotrodAUSTIN, Texas – Blasting to the end of the long backstretch on the 5.5-kilometre track at Circuit of The Americas, flat-out in the new 505-hp Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, I saw, ever so briefly, the number 143 (mph) on the digital speedometer before clamping down on the brake pedal. Hard. This translates to 230 km/h, precisely, in a sleek new Italian sport-utility vehicle, with strong emphasis on sport, for once.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is saddled with two weighty names. But adding the Quadrifoglio badge makes for an entirely different animal. The four-leaf clover insignia was first applied to an Alfa Romeo by factory racing driver Ugo Sivocci in 1923.

The Italian brand's first SUV in America gets a performance makeover in the form of a Quadrifoglio model. Find us on your TV

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This Quadrifoglo version gets plenty of special cosmetic touches too. Those hood vents, for example, and the side skirts. The front bumper is revised for more airflow for cooling and the rear bumper has cut-outs for the quad exhaust tips that exit through it. Inside, Sparco carbon-shell bucket seats are an available option while real carbon fiber, metal and leather trim are nearly everywhere. A 200-mph speedometer and small Quadrifoglio emblem on the instrument cluster silently hint at the available performance.

Before we hit the track, we drove and rode for a 100-mile road loop with varying roads, from freeway to meandering backroads. With Alfa's four-way DNA drive mode selector in Normal, the Stelvio Q's suspension stays in its softest mode, but soft is relative. While the ride is fairly calm on well-maintained freeways, it's busy on anything less smooth, with lots of head and body movement to occupants. Add in the Stelvio's quick steering and grabby (and super strong) brakes and we fear the result is a vehicle that would quickly become tiresome on, say, a multi-day road trip on less than perfect roads. A Porsche Macan Turbo was on-hand for road evaluation and we found it to have a slightly more compliant base suspension setting and more relaxed on-road driving characteristics that subtly increase the Porsche's usability bandwidth.

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Other downsides for daily use include a very well integrated but slightly fussy infotainment system, with sharp graphics but limited zoom-out on navigation and an interface that could use more hard buttons to quickly get to main functions. Nevertheless, rear seat room is adequate for six-footers and ingress/egress to the rear seat, often lacking in performance four-doors, is quite good. Cargo space is also more than adequate.

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Of course the track is really where the Stelvio Q shines, as we found at Circuit of the Americas, on asphalt that was still drying from some morning rain. Grip from the all-wheel-drive system, capable of sending 100-percent of power to the rear wheels, is remarkable, but the Stelvio Q is still very willing to be driven on the throttle, the rear end responding benignly to our right foot, making it a breeze to change the car's behavior mid-corner. Dive in too quickly to COTA's tighter corners and you'll get some initial understeer, but throttle adjustment brings the rear around easily and enjoyably. Drive the car smoothly, maintaining momentum through COTA's S-curves and the Stelvio's balance is sublime-virtually neutral, even with stability control off in the DNA selector's Race mode.

All of our track testers were equipped with the optional carbon ceramic brakes, which worked wonderfully, giving only a little extra noise compared with their steel siblings. Repeated stops from high speed were met with full confidence and no extra travel. We also enjoyed the eight-speed transmission, the large, column-mounted Ferrari-style aluminum paddles giving satisfying feel and rapid, rev-matched downshifts to boot. Upshifts are met with a sharp bang from the exhaust on full-throttle upshifts, adding to the aural delight emanating from the Stelvio's barking V-6. The optional Sparco carbon seats look the business, but didn't seem to offer a ton of extra support over the standard buckets. We'd probably skip 'em. Body roll is shockingly minimal.

First Drive: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

  First Drive: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio That green badge on each fender denotes that this is a special Stelvio, packing the 505 hp 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 that Alfa Romeo says makes it the “world’s fastest production SUV”.FLORENCE – The rain poured down on us just after we finished washing the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, about halfway down to Rome on our 1,600 km, four-day driving route in the Mille Miglia – Italy’s famed annual classic car caravan.

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But not just any SUV -- the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio . The idea of wrestling a 4,360-pound crossover around a Powering out of bends and down the straights is no problem, thanks to the Quadrifoglio 's 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and its 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque

When the Stelvio Quadrifoglio hits Alfa dealerships in June of this year, the base price will be $81,390, or roughly $6,000 more than the Guilia Quadrifoglio. Alfa expects the take rate for the Quadrifoglo version to be roughly 10 percent, about the same split as the Giulia currently enjoys. Whether you find enough to like about the Stelvio versus the Giulia to spend the extra money is purely a personal decision, but we're envious of anyone having to make it.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Specifications

ON SALEJune 2018
PRICE$81,390 (base)
ENGINE2.9 twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6/505 hp @ 5,200 rpm, 443 lb-ft @ 2,000-4,800 rpm
TRANSMISSION8-speed automatic
LAYOUT4-door, 5-passenger, front-engine, AWD SUV
EPA MILEAGE17/24 mpg (city/hwy)
L x W x H185.1 x 77.0 x 66.3 in
WEIGHT4,360 lb
0-60 MPH3.6 sec
TOP SPEED176 mph

There's a Wild New Alfa Romeo 8C Coming Soon .
Expect 700-plus horsepower with a carbon fiber monocoque, a mid-mounted twin-turbo engine and an electrified front axle. The combined output of the system will be over 700 horsepower, propelling it to 60 mph in under three seconds, according to today's FCA five-year planning presentation. Joining the 600-plus-horsepower all-wheel drive 2+2 GTV coupe at the top of Alfa's lineup, the 8C will compliment Ferrari's no doubt even more powerful mid-engined offerings in the next decade, while Maserati spearheads the group's electrification efforts.© Frank Weber - Flickr Alfa Romeo 8C 2.9 Type A, 1936.

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