Alfa Romeo’s Range-Topping SUV, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, is the Brand’s Most Expensive Current Model.
TFLcar first covered the Alfa Romeo Stelvio last summer. Back then, we contended the crossover had the right stuff with its 2.0-liter turbo engine. It’s 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds – which Alfa claimed topped its similarly-equipped competitors – and top speed of 144 MPH puts it squarely in performance crossover territory. Alfa managed that with 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque.
Now, the company’s gone one further. In the wake of the Giulia Quadrifoglio, they’ve created a high-performance version of the Stelvio as well. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio uses the same twin-turbo, 2.9-liter V6 as its Giulia stablemate. Making 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, this SUV’s good for 176 MPH. Power comes by way of an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you’re not looking to max out the Stelvio Quadrifoglio at every opportunity, you can still sprint to 60 in 3.9 seconds, according to Alfa Romeo. In the crossover’s run around the Nurburgring in Germany, it clocked a 7 minute, 51 second lap time. That’s the fastest lap time an SUV has posted to date.
Apart from its ability to accelerate, its ability to decelerate comes in the form of Brembo brakes. The first brake calipers sport six-pistons each. If buyers would like some more high-performance options, Alfa Romeo provides carbon fiber racing seats and carbon-ceramic brakes.
Now, you may assume that the sort of performance Alfa Romeo’s advertising doesn’t come cheap. You’d be right – the Stelvio Quadrifoglio starts at $81,590, and that doesn’t include the performance options mentioned above. Even without those options, Alfa’s crossover stands as their most expensive model currently on sale.
If your budget can’t stretch to the Quadrifoglio, check out more on the 2.0-liter Stelvio below: