Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio ultimate performance

Launched last year as model 2018, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio can be a bit latecomer to the SUV and crossover segment, but, however, proved to be worth the wait, and especially so on top of the four-leaf dog costume. The Alfa Romeo Gambit in high performance or the “Super” End of the SUV segment, the Quadrifoglio is an object so that a high-ride four-wheeled vehicle can become a “sporty” vehicle. Not only a straight performer, the agile and committed management of Stelvio Quadrifoglio allows you to more effectively distribute your power on the road and through the winding roads.

Elegant and anxious

The reinterpretation of the iconic legacy of the Italian motor vehicle of 108 years of a modern Super SUV, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio bears the name of the Stelvio Step Mountain Stage of the historic Mille Miglia Race, and the traditional brand Four-Leaf Clover Racing Charm Luck as emblem. Lighter and with better specific power and weight power than the main competitors such as the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and the Porsche Macan Turbo, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has also released the world’s fastest 7 minutes, 51.7-Second SUV lap time in the benchmark Circuit of the Nurburgring of Nordschleife, last September, and a year after his sister super Saloon Giulia Quadrifoglio.

An elegant, practical and fast Super SUV that combines pure power and devastating effects management capabilities, the design of Stelvio Quadrifoglio is meanwhile elegantly curved and urgently sporty without being openly brutal or aggressive. Tense, protruding and anxious for subtle curvatures, sharp lines, sporting details and a flowing roof, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio sits with an athletic impulse and presents the rear cabin and the libertine tailgate with prominent rear spoiler. The front views are dominated by their honeycomb grille as a shield, slender LED eyebrow headlights and the main hunger and Gill-like side shots. Other insinuating details in its amazing performance include Big hole drain pipe patio and large leagues staggered.

Responsive and urgent

Under its long vents and bonnet, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered by the Alfa Romeo engine, developed by Ferrari, Twin Turbo 2.9 liter V6. Producing BHP 503in 6500rpm and 443lb/ft along a broadband and accessible 2500-5000rpm, the Stelvio Qudrifoglio is willing to low-end, versatile in the medium range and fiercely anxious towards its limit 7400rpm. Wide, versatile and charismatic the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is, unlike many turbo engines, both urgently high acceleration but sensitive to the minimum fast spooling of the speed engine. Thanks to two simple Turbo moving, placed between the banks of the cylinder for short circuits gasflow and the anxious response of arrest, the intermediate range of Stelvio Quadrifoglio is, in the meantime, inexorably abundant.

With four-wheel drive traction, 45R20 285/40r20 Wide front and rear tyres, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, supercar-like, stops at 100 km/h in only 3.8-seconds, and is capable of a maximum of 283km/h. Grumpy and growling, the stilt-leaf of the Stelvio is viscerally fast moving, with a broad and muscular mid-range of the Torque band’s subscription to an urgently progressive energy accumulation. Driving through a slippery, fast and smooth 8-speed automatic gearbox, the four-leaf sprocket changes, however, becomes agile, quicker and concise when in dynamic driving mode or race, during which throttle response, firmness Shock absorber and note extractor adopt a more sporty and more focused profile.

Rear wheel drive By default for efficiency, handling and agility, the integral traction system of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, however, reapportions variable up to 50 percent power to the front wheels when they are Additional traction and grip required. Meanwhile, a limited-slip electronic differential distributes power from one side to the other along the rear axle for agility and even more traction. The result is a machine that comes neatly in the corners, is balanced and compromised along and comes out with claw-like hold the road as it puts the energy to the asphalt with the maximum effect. Meanwhile, the large 350mm caliper’s front disc piston 6 and 350mm, 4 rear brake pistons proved tirelessly and effectively capable.

Guided by the large and historical Balocco of Alfa Romeo, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been particularly skilled in the demanding circuit of the Langhe, narrow, winding and fast. Precise and anxious to become angles, the Stilfleaf’s agility is aided by selective brake carriers.

The direction is meanwhile accurate, fast, well-charged and communicative for an SUV, otherwise as a gradient sensation as the lightest, rear-driven Giulia Qudrifoglio Salon. Agile, tidy and buttoned through the Langhe, the Quadrifoglio could be led to kick its wide tail in Race mode. But to avoid understeer, tighter, flatter angles are better taken by rotating the weight back and forth.

Seated, sporty and spacious

Seated and entrusted through the high heights of the Langhe, fast straights and zigzags, including corners abruptly dipped immediately followed by sharp slopes, the configuration of the masterful suspension of four-leaf clover and adaptive shock absorbers makes Feel like a smaller, lower and thinner machine. Superbly flat through the corners despite its driving height and weight 1830kg the lateral control of the Stelvio is tense, while the vertical control has remained seated and buttoned up in dives, ridges and bounces. Stable and refined at speed, both through winding paths and in high-speed straights, the sporting skills of the Stelvio simply deny their SUV designation and defy expectation.

Luxuriously sporty inside, the leather and carbon fibre cabin of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio presents an alert position, implying and versatile with driver-centric instrumentation, logical designs and well-adjustable steering wheel with part mounting in Aluminium pallet Change column. The seats are comfortable and supportive, while the optional carbon fiber backbone sports seats are lighter and provide more lateral support.

A practical SUV in terms of maneuverability, starting space and convenience and security systems, the Stelvio cabin was well packaged. Well complacent in general, the front and back height of the Stelvio was unexpectedly good for the taller riders, given its libertine roof. This was particularly so in the specification of the solar non-roof.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Engine: 2.9-litre, twin-turbocharged, in-line V6-cylinders

Bore x stroke: 86.5 x 82mm

Compression ratio: 9.31:1

Valve-train: 24-valve, DOHC, direct injection

Rev limit: 7400rpm

Gearbox: 8-speed automatic, four-wheel-drive, electronic limited-slip rear differential

Ratios: 1st 5.0; 2nd 3.2; 3rd 2.143; 4th 1.72; 5th 1.313; 6th 1.0; 7th 0.823; 8th 0.64

Reverse/final drive: 3.456/3.7

Power, BHP (PS) [kW]: 503 (510) [375] @6500rpm

Specific power: 174BHP/litre

Torque, lb/ft (Nm): 443 (600) @2500-5000rpm

Specific torque: 207.5Nm/litre

0-100km/h: 3.8-seconds

Top speed: 283km/h

Fuel consumption, urban/extra-urban/combined: 11.7-/7.5-/ 9-litres/100km

CO2 emissions, combined: 210g/km

Fuel capacity: 64-litres

Wheelbase: 2818mm

Track, F/R: 1622/1675mm

Overhangs, F/R: 866/1018mm

Ground clearance: 200mm (approximately)

Wading depth: 480mm

Aerodynamic drag co-efficient: 0.34

Cargo volume, min/max: 499-/1600-litres

Weight: 1830kg

Weight distribution, F/R: 53.8/46.2 per cent

Steering: Electric-assisted rack & pinion

Turning circle: 12.1-metres

Suspension, F/R: Double wishbone/multi-link, active dampers

Brakes, F/R: Ventilated discs, 360 x 32mm/350 x 28mm

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