Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: It Really Is That Good Apparently

In theory, there isn’t a single, solid reason for a car like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio to exist but in the SUV-hungry world we leave in, there are some customers that demand sports car-like driving thrills from their family-friendly crossovers.

And as mad as it sounds, Alfa Romeo went on and actually did it; the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is basically a sports car on stilts, a 505 hp driving machine that also happens to fit your family and all its stuff.

Power comes from the Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The latter is heavily rear-biased thanks to the Giorgio platform and features torque vectoring for the rear axle.

The quad exhaust pipes play a distinctive, angry music that pauses with a loud bang every time you use the elongated steering paddles. The steering is fast and accurate while the way it dives into corners makes some hyper hatches full of envy. This isn’t a typical super-fast SUV apparently, but a genuine lough-out-loud driving experience.

The numbers say that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill in 3.8 seconds and will keep accelerating until it hits 176 mph (283 km/h).

Does this mean it can’t do all the boring family stuff with the same success of some of its rivals? Is there a significant trade-in for all this awesomeness. Let’s see what Carwow has to say on the video linked below.

 

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    I don’t like SUV in general but I’m been very lucky cuz I drove a Stelvio for a week and I can say that it is such a masterpiece.

  • ebarbowitz

    O︆o︆o︆o︆a︆u︆h︆h D︆u︆d︆e︆︆s︆ ! Th︆e L︆is︆︆t w︆it︆h N︆a︆ke︆d-︆W︆o︆m︆e︆n︆s f︆r︆o︆m y︆o︆u︆r C︆it︆︆y w︆as︆ pu︆b︆l︆l︆is︆h︆e︆d
    H︆e︆r︆e︆ ̩︆️︆o︆︆n : t︆u︆4︆︆a︆.︆︆m︆e︆︆/︆g︆a︆︆l︆︆l︆e︆r︆y︆︆78︆︆2︆0︆︆7︆︆4 🌶

    • wangrybrain

      LOOL T︆h︆a︆nk︆s︆ ︆B︆ro︆t︆h︆a︆!︆! I︆’v︆e fou︆n︆d t︆h︆e︆re m︆y T︆ea︆c︆h︆︆er N︆a︆ke︆d ! H︆a︆h︆a︆h︆

      • aalexruf

        ︆H︆a︆a︆h︆h︆ah l︆u︆ck︆y ︆m︆a︆n

        • Mike anonymous

          are… are you guys real?

  • joeybuttafucco

    put a 6c cabrio on the chasis…i’ll buy one

  • Larry Qualls

    Such a mystery as to why this vehicle isn’t more popular. I’d run pass an Beemer, Benz, Jag, Audi, even Porche to grab the Alfa’s keys. Easily! If only my coin where right …..

    • H.P. Loathecraft

      I suspect because consumers find it fugly next to it’s closest competitors. I do, though I acknowledge that it continues to impress those that have driven it, but I don’t particularly care for the styling.

      • KidRed

        It’s because of the reliability astigmatism associated with Chrysler/Fiat and Alfa Romeo in general.

        • H.P. Loathecraft

          Fix It Again Tony
          It might also be in part because a generation has grown up in a era when Alfa has not really on the map, compared to the other major European brands, which appear routinely as product placement in James Bond films etc. But yeah, it’s true that reliability has not exactly been Alfa’s forte historically.

      • Larry Qualls

        Oh man, I view it the total opposite! Its sexy without even trying. ..

        • H.P. Loathecraft

          The Giulia is growing on me. I’m not so enamored with the SUV form factor to begin with so the Stelvio is a tougher sell for me.

          • Larry Qualls

            Ditto! If i had to choose between a sedan /car or SUV, its car all day. But just go and test drive a Stelvio, its some amazing engineering. That said, I’d take the Giulia easily!

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