September 28, 2017
, Windsor, Ontario
Just forward of a North American launch, a 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has claimed a pretension of world’s fastest prolongation SUV, environment a new benchmark path time during Germany’s mythological Nürburgring. Earlier this month, a Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped a 20.7 kilometre (12.9-mile) Nordschleife (north loop) in a record 7 mins 51.7 seconds. This new benchmark time is a full 8 seconds faster than a prior prolongation SUV record. Video footage of a record-setting path can be noticed on a Alfa Romeo YouTube channel during YouTube.com/AlfaRomeoUSA.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio record was determined by Fabio Francia, a same Alfa Romeo motorist who also set a lane record for a fastest four-door sedan in a universe on a Nürburgring with a Giulia Quadrifoglio in a time of only 7 mins and 32 seconds.
“We privately engineered and designed a Stelvio Quadrifoglio to set world-class benchmarks and it did not defect with a world-record Nürburgring path time of 7 mins and 51.7 seconds,” pronounced Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “We’re unapproachable to now reason dual Nürburgring path time annals with a Giulia Quadrifoglio as a fastest four-door prolongation sedan and a Stelvio Quadrifoglio as a fastest prolongation SUV.”
Infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, a all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is designed to conquer a circuitous highway for that it is named.
The heart and essence 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 customary Q4 all-wheel-drive system.
In further to best-in-class horsepower, a Stelvio Quadrifoglio comforts segment-leading V-6 torque and a many horsepower per litre in a class.
Designed to optimize a all-new lightweight Alfa Romeo architecture, a all-aluminum 2.9-litre V-6 twin-turbo engine comforts a compress 90-degree blueprint and was holistically designed for a low centre of sobriety within a chassis. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio also comforts a class-exclusive CO twine driveshaft and a many approach steering available.
Advanced record comforts singular to a Stelvio Quadrifoglio embody 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 complement to maximize fuel efficiency.
Ultra-high-performance options for Stelvio Quadrifoglio include:
- Ultra-lightweight CO twine bombard Sparco racing seats, providing limit parallel support during impassioned cornering interjection to some-more assertive bolstering, and designed to be a lightest in a segment, while providing comfort for prolonged highway trips
- Ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon-ceramic element (CCM) stop system
With a all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, where other SUVs stop during utility, Alfa Romeo took on a plea to emanate a ideal brew of high performance, capability and design.
About FCA Canada
Founded as a Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is formed in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates a 92nd anniversary in 2017. FCA Canada is a unconditionally owned auxiliary of FCA US LLC, a North American automaker formed in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of a 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 good as a SRT opening designation. The association also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo tools and accessories. In further to a public facilities, that furnish a 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 investigate and growth centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and tools placement centers via a country.