This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, ordering books for the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is officially open today in certain markets. Europe at the very least.
As a high-powered performance SUV featuring the Giulia QV’s 2.9-litre turbocharged V6, outstanding performance numbers were to be expected. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, 510 horsepower and 443lb ft of torque are delivered to a Q4 four-wheel drive system.
That’s enough to rocket the Stelvio QV’s hefty 1830kg body from 0-62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds before topping out at 176 mph. Performance numbers that helped it set a new SUV record at the Nurburgring with a 7min 51.7sec lap. Of course there’s also the specially calibrated gearbox that can swap gears in 150 milliseconds.
Specs aside, the Stelvio QV will get Active Torque Vectoring as standard though carbon ceramic brake discs will be optional. Its interior has been “tailored like a bespoke suit,” Alfa says. Using the finest of materials including carbon fibre, leather and Alcantara. Expanding that luxurious feel is an 8.8-inch infotainment with 3D navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Last CarScoops heard, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is expected to arrive in the UK in summer 2018 and appear in North American showrooms early in the new year.