Etched into the mountainous, Northern Italian border, stands a rite of passage for those entering Italy by road. Forty-eight hairpin turns at 9,000 ft above sea level present a challenge only the bravest driver, equipped with the finest machine, would dare to conquer in order to reach the epicenter of automotive performance, design and style. Inspired by the immensity and grandeur of the Stelvio Pass, the dreamers of Milan, engineers of Modena and artisans of Cassino have created the optimal vehicle for those demanding the highest level of performance and utility in equal measure. This is Stelvio. An SUV only Italy could create .
Paramount for the driving pleasure of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, providing the driver with the ultimate balance of power and control.
This impressive weight distribution is obtained by clever weight management and the use of class exclusive technical materials, including carbon fibre, which is three times stronger and seven times lighter than steel. Carbon Fibre has been used throughout the design of the vehicle, including the driveshaft, bonnet, roof and the front seat frames.
Here, there is no compromise between power and capability. Beneath the sculpted, muscular stance of Stelvio lies pure brawn. Excursions turn into excitement with standard 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque from an all-aluminium 2.0L turbocharged and direct-injected engine. Its lightweight design rewards with a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Bank on making the most of every turn, thanks to the standard 8-speed automatic transmission with available all-aluminium steering column-mounted performance paddle shifters.
Where other automakers stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design. Enter the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, this is a vehicle that will conquer the winding roads for which it is named.
In every context, confidence makes for better performance, and Stelvio has it in spades. Split-second adjustments are easily at hand with the standard Alfa DNA Drive Mode system with three driving modes — dial in optimum handling from Advanced Efficiency, Natural or Dynamic modes. Stelvio Quadrifoglio steps things up with available 4-mode Alfa DNA Pro technology that adds Alfa Race Mode. Four seasons have never had transitions this smooth, thanks to the standard Q4 All-Wheel-Drive system. It provides all-weather capability and high performance using an electronically controlled active transfer case (ATC) that delivers dynamic and confident driving thanks to advanced active clutch technology. Patented all-aluminum Alfa LinkTM suspension improves steering feel and stability, while a long list of driver-assistance features (including Blind Spot Detection1, * Adaptive Cruise Controlwith Stop & Go,2 Lane Departure Warning3 and Autonomous Emergency Brake with Forward Collision Warning4) help keep drivers on the offensive.