September 28, 2017
, Auburn Hills, Mich.
Just forward of a U.S. 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 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 usually 7 mins 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 twin 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-liter 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 facilities segment-leading V-6 torque and a many horsepower per liter in a class.
Designed to optimize a all-new lightweight Alfa Romeo architecture, a all-aluminum 2.9-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine facilities a compress 90-degree blueprint and was holistically designed for a low core of sobriety within a chassis. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio also facilities a class-exclusive CO fiber driveshaft and a many approach steering available.
Advanced record facilities singular to a Stelvio Quadrifoglio consolidate a four-mode Alfa DNA Pro selector with Race mode, torque vectoring differential, Quadrifoglio-tuned adaptive suspension, Quadrifoglio instrument cluster with 200 miles per hour (mph) speedometer and cylinder deactivation complement to maximize fuel efficiency.
Ultra-high-performance options for Stelvio Quadrifoglio include:
- Ultra-lightweight CO fiber 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 Alfa Romeo
Since a substructure in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo continues to pattern and qualification some of a many overwhelming and disdainful cars in automotive history, all while building on a racing birthright that includes some of a many gifted and storied drivers and victories.
Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans during a Cassino plant in Italy, a all-new 2018 Stelvio lineup is a covenant to Alfa Romeo’s ideal change of engineering and emotion, formulating a reward mid-size SUV for pushing enthusiasts that stands out in one of a largest and fastest flourishing segments in a U.S. Born from a world’s biggest pushing highway – Stelvio Pass – a all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, character and record in an SUV that could usually be Italian. The innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) complement – customary on all Stelvio models, including a Quadrifoglio, provides additional pushing certainty and higher control. Infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, a all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will conquer a circuitous highway for that it is named.
As a initial of a new era of vehicles on an all-new platform, a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti models consolidate Alfa Romeo’s La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, delivering race-inspired opening with a class-leading 280 horsepower, modernized technologies that consolidate a accessible Q4 all-wheel-drive system, charming Italian character and an refreshing pushing knowledge to a reward mid-size sedan segment. As a “halo” indication in a lineup, Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s motorsport knowhow with a best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that earns a pretension of a many absolute Alfa Romeo prolongation automobile engine ever and a quickest with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, and it enabled a record-setting Nürburgring path time of 7:32 – a fastest ever by a four-door prolongation sedan.
The domestic 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe represents a purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni, with a race-inspired, mid-engine pattern and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired CO fiber monocoque framework that enables an implausible power-to-weight ratio and with modernized technologies, including a all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged and intercooled engine with direct-injection and twin variable-valve timing, that enables supercar-level performance, including 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.