Alfa Romeo Canada has announced pricing for their first performance-minded SUV and the 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio will start at $95,000 when it goes on sale in the second quarter of this year.
A substantial increase over the regular Stelvio and Ti variant, but what you’ll be getting is the culmination of Alfa Romeo engineering in a mid-size SUV package. Featuring a direction-injection 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine delivering 505-horsepower and 43 lb-ft of torque, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio stands above rivals like the 400-hp Porsche Macan Turbo.
Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the SUV can rocket itself from 0-60 mph in around 3.9 seconds and top out at 176 mph. That’s fast enough to earn it the title of “fastest SUV” at the Nürburgring track with a lap time of 7 minute and 51.7 seconds.
What’s more, the all-wheel-drive Quadrifoglio model is equipped with performance enhancing upgrades. There’s the torque vectoring differential, carbon-fibre drive shaft¸ four-mode Alfa DNA Pro selector, adaptive suspension, a set of ceramic six-piston Brembo front brakes and carbon fibre trim. There’s even a cylinder-deactivation system if “ever you feel compelled to want to save on fuel,” says auto123.
Topped off with the iconic Quadrifoglio four-leaf clover badge, Tim Kuniskis, Head of Alfa Romeo said the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will not disappoint “-whether being driven on the Nürburgring or on roads across North America.”