Alfa Romeo News

September 28, 2017

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the World’s Fastest Production SUV

The SUV is the New King of the Ring

 

• Stelvio Quadrifoglio laps Nürburgring in record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, fastest time ever posted by a production SUV

• Stelvio Quadrifoglio – the “halo” model in the lineup – continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance expertise with best-in-class 505 horsepower, powering it from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 285 kph (177 mph)

• State-of-the-art technologies, including Alfa DNA Pro selector, torque vectoring differential, Chassis Domain Control (CDC) and aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters, maximize the driving experience in all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

• The innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system – standard on all Stelvio models – provides additional driving confidence and superior control

• Stelvio Quadrifoglio goes on sale in early 2018

• Stelvio and Stelvio Ti on sale now with a Canadian MSRP of $52,995 and $54,995, respectively

• Alfa Romeo now holds two Nürburgring lap time records with Giulia Quadrifoglio (fastest four-door production car) and Stelvio Quadrifoglio (fastest production SUV)

• No other manufacturer offers a faster lineup of four-door production vehicles

 

September 28, 2017,  Windsor, Ontario - Just ahead of its North American launch, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has claimed the title of world's fastest production SUV, setting a new benchmark lap time at Germany's legendary Nürburgring. Earlier this month, a Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the 20.7 kilometre (12.9-mile) Nordschleife (north loop) in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. This new benchmark time is a full eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record. Video footage of the record-setting lap can be viewed on the Alfa Romeo YouTube channel at YouTube.com/AlfaRomeoUSA.

 

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio record was established by Fabio Francia, the same Alfa Romeo driver who also set the track record for the fastest four-door sedan in the world on the Nürburgring with the Giulia Quadrifoglio in a time of just 7 minutes and 32 seconds.

 

“We specifically engineered and designed the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to set world-class benchmarks and it did not disappoint with a world-record Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “We’re proud to now hold two Nürburgring lap time records with the Giulia Quadrifoglio as the fastest four-door production sedan and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as the fastest production SUV.”

 

Infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is designed to conquer the winding road for which it is named.

 

The heart and soul of this ultra-high-performance SUV is an all-aluminum, direct-injection 2.9-litre 24-valve twin-turbo intercooled V-6 engine, delivering a best-in-class 505 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, and a standard Q4 all-wheel-drive system.

 

In addition to best-in-class horsepower, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio features segment-leading V-6 torque and the most horsepower per litre in its class.

 

Designed to optimize the all-new lightweight Alfa Romeo architecture, the all-aluminum 2.9-litre V-6 twin-turbo engine features a compact 90-degree layout and was holistically designed for a low centre of gravity within the chassis. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio also features a class-exclusive carbon fibre driveshaft and the most direct steering available.

 

Advanced technology features unique to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio include a four-mode Alfa DNA Pro selector with Race mode, torque vectoring differential, Quadrifoglio-tuned adaptive suspension, Quadrifoglio instrument cluster with 330 kilometre per hour (kph) speedometre and a cylinder deactivation system to maximize fuel efficiency.

 

Ultra-high-performance options for Stelvio Quadrifoglio include: 

 

• Ultra-lightweight carbon fibre shell Sparco racing seats, providing maximum lateral support during extreme cornering thanks to more aggressive bolstering, and designed to be the lightest in the segment, while providing comfort for long road trips 

• Ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brake system

 

With the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, where other SUVs stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design.

 

About FCA Canada

Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 92nd anniversary in 2017. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies.  FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and sells Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.  

 

Additional information and news from FCA US LLC is available at http://media.fcanorthamerica.com.   

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June 26, 2017

11 Things You Should Know About The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa's been slow cooking its entrance back into the United States, and now it's cranked up the heat with the launch of the 2018 Stelvio. Of course, everyone knows you need an SUV, no matter the segment, because all the cool kids are doing it and Americans demand it. Now, Alfa's joining the club.

 

Read more at:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1111099_11-things-you-should-know-about-the-2018-alfa-romeo-stelvio

 

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June 23, 2017

Italian Stallion Stelvio Gallops Into Premium CUV Race

Alfa Romeo ramps up its assault on the premium market with the all-new Stelvio CUV. Based on the same underlying architecture as the Giulia sports sedan, the Stelvio gives buyers a CUV option with Italian flair, engineering and driving dynamics.

 

Read more at:

http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/italian-stallion-stelvio-gallops-premium-cuv-race

 

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June 22, 2017

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio First Drive Review: The SUV We've Been Waiting For

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio needed style, personality, and drivability to help the fledgling brand not only survive, but thrive. The only question we had: Could all those things be too much? Let's ignore that the Stelvio has the body of a crossover SUV — it's not one.

 

Read more at:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1111181_2018-alfa-romeo-stelvio-first-drive-review-the-suv-weve-been-waiting-for

 

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June 22, 2017

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review: The Big Italian

Alfa Romeo's Stelvio combines a luxury SUV with an innate sense of dynamic swerve and dashing style.

 

Read more at:

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/alfa-romeo/stelvio/2018/2018-alfa-romeo-stelvio-review/

 

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May 08, 2017

2017 Texas Auto Writers “Car of Texas” and “Performance Sedan of the Year” – 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio collected multiple awards at this year’s Texas Auto Writers Association Auto Roundup.

 

Read more about the success:

http://www.texasautowriters.org/news/4821311

 

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April 24, 2017

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Meets Its Predecessors

Automobile Magazine created their own Spaghetti-Western showdown in the west with three generations of Giulia.

 

Read the story at:

http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2017-alfa-romeo-giulia-meets-predecessors-wild-west/

 

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April 17, 2017

2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors – Alfa Romeo Giulia

Full-grain leather, genuine wood trim and sleek Italian design give the all-new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia an interior comfort and luxury to match its strikingly beautiful exterior. So much so that the Giulia was honored on Wards Auto 10 Best Interiors list for this year.

 

Read More at:

http://wardsauto.com/interiors/subaru-bentley-wards-10-best-interiors-honored

 

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April 12, 2017

2017 Popular Mechanics Super Sedan of the Year – Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Check out the results of the 2017 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards and how Alfa Romeo stacked up against the competition.

 

Read the story at:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a26032/best-cars-2017/

 

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April 05, 2017

2017 Daily News Autos Award - Best Luxury Performance Car: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The New York Daily News named the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio the winner of the Best Luxury Performance Car - Daily News Auto Award. This 505-horsepower Alfa Romeo sports sedan is a clear sign, “Alfa Romeo is back”.

 

Read More at:

http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/awards/2017-dna-award-winner-alfa-romeo-giulia-luxury-performance-car-article-1.3018520

 

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February 01, 2017

Car and Driver: “First Place” - 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

In a direct comparison of the industry’s leading performance sedans, Car and Driver gave the top prize to the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Awed by the performance and styling, Giulia stole their hearts.

 

Read More at:

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-vs-bmw-m3-cadillac-ats-v-mercedes-amg-c63-s-comparison-test

 

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