Power and Performance – Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

By Shereen Shabnam

Alfa Romeo always exudes vitality and passion when it comes to beautiful cars and as the brand celebrates its 110th anniversary this year, it introduces brand-new features and a wide range of technology, connectivity and safety upgrades in its new models.

Ensuring the pleasure of driving takes center stage, Alfa Romeo’s new 2020 Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a showcase for Alfa Romeo excellence and an even stronger expression of performance, winning DNA and unmistakably Italian style.

First Impressions

Alfa Romeo’s Italian style expresses a simplicity that conceals the complexity of the creative design process. The result is qlways an ergonomic, harmonious series of lines and instruments, volumes and spaces enveloping the driver within a sophisticated piece of art in every model.

Interior look and feel

In the interior, the new design of the center console has great tactile and visual impact, and offers more storage space. The steering wheel and leather-trimmed gear stick are also new, as are the safety belts, now available in red or green as well as the classic black version. The on-board technology includes an all-new infotainment system with 8.8” central touchscreen display, featuring connected services and a new interface design.

Exterior Design

New features on the exterior includes new LED rear light clusters with dark lens and a new glossy black finish on the front trilobe and rear badges. The Stelvio features brand new 21” wheel rims, exclusive to the Quadrifoglio version.  To bring out the sporting nature of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Mopar brand® has created the new and exclusive Quadrifoglio Accessories Line, to captivate visitors with an exclusive high-performance exhaust system. The widespread use of carbon fiber enhances aerodynamics, performance and weight-to-power ratio, as well as accentuating the elegant, bold aesthetics of the Stelvio. Color choices of Alfa Romeo naturally comes with new effects, new pigments and new application techniques.

Under The Hood

Their class-leading performance in Stelvio is guaranteed by the powerful 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo powerplant in 100% aluminum, capable of unleashing no less than 510 hp and 600 Nm maximum torque at 2,500 rpm. Delivery to the wheels is due to the Alfa™ Active Torque Vectoring system, assisted in the Stelvio Quadrifoglio by the innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive system. The 8-speed automatic transmission is calibrated to optimize fluidity and comfort so the vehicles can easily be driven on all terrains. Only in RACE mode do the cars express their full potential with lightning-fast gear changes in only 150 milliseconds.

Overall Thoughts

The Stelvio’s sophisticated technical and performance solutions embody the most refined expression of functional Italian design, all in inimitable Alfa Romeo style. The new ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) enhances the pleasure of sitting behind the wheel, ensuring total safety and increased comfort in heavy traffic or on longer trips. Every Quadrifoglio is fitted with a range of systems designed to enhance the pleasure of driving, and offer the most authentic, engaging experience behind the wheel.

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