On the northern borders of Italy, dug into the mountains, there is a road that is almost a test of courage. Seventy-five hairpin bends to almost 3000 meters above sea level that make this route unique and exciting. Today, the Alfa Romeo designers are inspired by the grandeur of the Stelvio Pass have created the ideal car for those who demand performance, character and style in perfect balance. It is Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the SUV that could only be born in Italy from the legendary Alfa Romeo tradition.
Born as a lucky charm and became a timeless icon, the Quadrifoglio is for Alfa Romeo symbol of the value and the glory of the track records, of the victories in the race and of the drivers who have known to conquer them. In 1923, the legendary Ugo Sivocci aims at primacy and, to prepare himself at the legendary Targa Florio race on the Sicilian Madonie, he paints on the front of his Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio a four-leaf clover inside a white square. Luck is with him and on that occasion the first place is his. In the following weeks Sivocci tested on track one new car, which however does not bear the coat of arms of the four-leaf clover. During the test, a tragic accident takes away his life and the possibility of new victories. That sad event becomes the beginning of one tradition that has the flavor of legend: all Alfa Romeo racing cars have since reported the four-leaf clover symbol inside a white triangle that replaces the initial square, deprived of one side to symbolize the disappearance of Sivocci. Even today the Quadrifoglio by Sivocci it is an emblem of great agonistic ability and remains, of course, an indispensable lucky charm.
Since 1923, the four-leaf clover symbol is present only on the most powerful racing and road cars and performing. And today, positioned on the front side and at the center of the innovative V6 engine 2.9-litre aluminum bi-turbo, relives in Stelvio Quadrifoglio as a tangible sign of the great, unparalleled Alfa Romeo sports heritage.
Its beauty catches the eye and takes your breath away. The harmony of the details outlines its perfection.
The design of Stelvio Quadrifoglio marks the debut of Alfa Romeo in the SUV category, but it remains totally faithful to that perfect mix of tradition, performance and style that it is in the DNA of the car company forever. In Stelvio Quadrifoglio, detail attention has been paid to the powerful proportions and to the fluid lines: essential, of great balance, conceived and designed to be true strengths of a unique aesthetic. The profile of Stelvio Quadrifoglio, from the trilobe to the tailgate, it is an authentic promise of dynamism.Its muscular sides are expression pure of a form capable of exalting the best and with absolute immediacy the character, aerodynamics, power and beauty of an all-Italian SUV.
An instant synchrony, a perfect symbiosis. The hands are placed on the steering wheel and, in a few seconds, mind and machine work in unison. On the road, in a straight line, in or out of a bend, the perception is of unmistakable power, energy and precision. This almost instinctive combination is the result of over one hundred years of innovation, passion and aspiration to greatness. Also for this, Stelvio Quadrifoglio has nothing to do with a common SUV. The excellent dynamic skills of Stelvio Quadrifoglio are the result of the implementation of the most sophisticated technologies, such as the system Alfa ™ Chassis Domain Control (CDC) and the innovative Q4 all-wheel drive. The Alfa ™ Chassis Domain Control (CDC) is its "brain", an exclusive control unit designed to instantly coordinate all of them active systems that intervene on road behavior, such as Alfa ™ DNA Pro, suspensions active Alfa ™ Active Suspension, the Alfa ™ Active Torque Vectoring as well as the integrated braking system (IBS). Q4 technology includes Active Transfer Case (ATC), an active electronically controlled clutch which divides the pair between the two axles according to the road conditions. The patented suspensions Alfa ™ Link, quadrilateral on the front and multilink with four and a half arms on the rear, confer a Stelvio Quadrifoglio an unparalleled handling. The result is pure exaltation of driving pleasure.
Stelvio Quadrifoglio is one of the lightest SUVs in its class. A record made possible by design choices intelligent: high strength steel for the body, aluminum for the suspension, the doors, the bonnet, the tailgate, mudguards and engine; carbon fiber for the transmission shaft. Stelvio Quadrifoglio shares the weight in an absolutely ideal ratio: 50/50. A balance that combines with suspensions that ensure absolute agility and precision. To appreciate all the pleasure of 510 horses that run in unison.
The concept of "curve" is part of Stelvio Quadrifoglio in every possible extension, that is traits of the exciting experience of a hairpin to be tackled or the sinuous forms of the on-board instrumentation. Those who sit behind the wheel of Stelvio Quadrifoglio can only appreciate the fluidity of the lines both inside and outside the car. Stelvio Quadrifoglio welcomes a edge of an environment with a sporty, extremely well-groomed character, in which the perception of space eharmony of the materials used is the first perceived suggestion. Everything is designed to give life a genuine pleasure without compromise. Inserts in carbon fiber, leather and Alcantara®, Contrasting stitching has been selected and finished with the unique craftsmanship and craftsmanship of the know how to do Italian. The dashboard is equipped with a 7 "TFT display and an infotainment system with 3D navigator with 8.8 "screen. The steering wheel paddles of the 8-speed automatic transmission, in aluminum machined from solid and firmly to the column, giving the driver sensations like a real car race, while the red power button stands out inside the passenger compartment as a promise of great performance. Here there is nothing ordinary. Welcome to the driving perspective of Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC)
Thanks to this function it is possible to maintain a cruising speed constant, continuously monitoring the distance from the vehicle before it car. If the distance falls below the safety threshold, the system it slows down the speed until the car stops completely. As soon as the road is again clear, Adaptive Cruise Control automatically restores the cruise speed previously selected.
BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM)
Two radars integrated into the rear bumper constantly monitor the blind spots on both sides of the car. In case of danger, the system operates the emergency lights of the exterior rear-view mirrors, to warn the driver of the presence of obstacles near the vehicle.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
The vision sensor installed on the windshield recognizes the road signs horizontal and in case of unintentional exit from the lane or error in the use of the direction indicators, warns who is driving by issuing acoustic and visual warning signs.
FORWARD COLLISION WARNING (FCW) WITH AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKE (AEB)
The system is equipped with pedestrian detection and active control functions of braking. If necessary, before activating the braking system, alert the driver of the danger of frontal collision by means of acoustic signals e visual. Moreover, when driving in urban context at speeds below 50 km / h, the system is able to detect the presence of pedestrians in the direction of travel of the car, automatically operating the brake in the event that the driver can not react on time.
REAR CROSS-PATH DETECTION (RCPD)
When reversing, the system monitors the space behind it car warning the driver in case of approaching at a right angle of another medium.
HILL DESCENT CONTROL (HDC)
This system is able to maintain a constant downward speed automatically activating the brakes; thus guaranteeing stability and security even in conditions of poor grip or in the event of a steep slope.
To design means to create.Creating means giving ideas the substance and the best form, taking into account every possible need.Starting from the color and the outfits, the desire to give to your car a personalized imprint, in Stelvio Quadrifoglio is fully satisfied by the possibility to choose between a set of colors, different interior configurations and a wide range of options.To create a driving environment always perfectly in line with the idea of creative planning that is pure expression of the Alfa Romeo identity.