For those who like a little more style, sophistication and speed from their SUV's. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring Edition is the first time the Quadrifoglio title comes to an Alfa SUV.
Designed by the legendary winner of the Targa Florio, Ugo Sivocci. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nring features the unmistakable four-leaf clover trademark and is built with a performance mind. The classic triangular front grille takes centre stage in the design and the 20" alloy wheels combine with the air vents on the bonnet and dedicated bumpers & wheels arches to create a spectacular first impression.
Weight distribution is a key element to the brilliant drive of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The perfect 50/50 distribution of weight means that the SUV can perform like a much smaller vehicle.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nring ensures that the driver is always at the centre of the driving experience. The sitting position in the cockpit gives you the height you would expect from an SUV, but retains it's sporty values. Finished in Alcantara leather with red stitching and carbon fibre features, the leather wrapping continues on the dash as it frames the wonderfully slick 8.8" Alfa Connect Nav 3D screen.
The balance of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nring make it wonderfully simple to drive. This balance along with the aluminium engine and carbon fibre elements throughout mean that the SUV is able to inject 510bhp and 2.9L of power to get from 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of 176 mph. You can also pick from four different driving modes: race, dynamic, natural and advanced efficiency. All of which offer a new experience to the driver.
Using the rotary control pad, the driver is able to control the 8.8" HD screen, 3D Sat Nav system, check performance and stream audio through the 14 speakers. All around the Stelvio Quadrifoglio technology is alive and assisting. Even on the areas you can't see there's still plenty going on from the CDC (Chassis Domain Control) to the IBS (Integrated Braking System) the Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring's systems all come together to deliver race car performance with SUV control and assurance.
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The new Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nürburging, to give it it's official title, is Alfa's second target for the Quadrifoglio name. But it's their first crack at giving an SUV the coveted clover treatment.
The aim of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is, to bring race track-type performance to the SUV market. In this guise Alfa have managed to pull it off, even in a high-end model like the Stelvio. The perfect weight adjustment, lighter aluminium engine and lashings of carbon fibre, along with the plethora of safety and control systems have made it an extremely sensitive drive with all the fun of the track fayre, held down by the consciousness of the underlying SUV elements.
All in all these bits and pieces all come together to create a very attractive package which preys on the side of us that wants to be noticed when we roll in anywhere. From the deep rumble of the new engine to the awesomely eye-catching trademark Alfa red paint work, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nring is an extremely buyable concept.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nring is jam packed full of assistance systems.
From a safety perspective there's Forward Collision Warning which also includes autonomous braking and pedestrian protection systems. Lane departure, Adaptive Cruise Control, Stop & Go function and Blind Spot Monitoring are also there to keep an eye on you throughout your drive. Further to the advanced safety systems, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio features some uber clever tech that helps it think and drive like a coupe whilst remaining as glued to the road as any other SUV.
Something as simple and run of the mill as four wheel drive combine with new age tech like Alfa DNA, Active Torque Vectoring and Active suspension help to keep the Stelvio Quadrifoglio grounded.
Tucked away in the depths of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nürburgring is the roaring heart.
This heart consists of an aluminium monobloc 6 cylinder, twin turbocharged, V6, 2.9L engine which can reach the dizzying heights of 510bhp and an 8 speed automatic gearbox. But even more impressively, the emissions are way up at 227 g/km.