Alfa Romeo’s first SUV leans heavily towards the ‘sport’ in sports utility vehicle, with Alfa claiming it to be’ the fastest SUV in its class’. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio will get to 100kph in 3.9 seconds, just a tenth behind the Giulia.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which is named after Stelvio pass in Italy, sports a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 (as in the Giulia Quadrifoglio) that pumps out 376kW and 600Nm of torque, with sister-company Maserati’s Q4 all-wheel drive system distributing the power to all four wheels.
The base-level Stelvio shares engines with the Giulia sedan, starting with 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cyclinder in the standard Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models delivering 208kW and 415Nm of torque and aimed right at the Porsche’s new entry-level Macan. Each engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
There is a mechanical limited-slip rear differential available for the Stelvio and Stelvio TI with the Quadrifoglio adding a torque-vectoring rear diff.