After the release of the Giulia brand in 2015, the Alfa Romero outfit hopes to reinforce its comeback with another strong showing this year. With its four-wheel drive unit out, the famous Italian car company is on track to do just that.
With this upcoming model, the European organization hopes to revive the 'la meccanica delle emozioni' or the mechanics of emotion sporting message.
The entry of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio into the auto industry can go beyond remarkable. Considering that it has been manufactured by a group that is affiliated with the popular Ferrari model, this vehicle has its share of expectations to live up to. It must be noted that the Fiat/Chrysler Group owns both the Alfa Romero and the Ferrari.
Competing against the highly-notable Porsche Macan and the Mercedes GLC adds luster to the resume of the Alfa Romero's newest flagship. Based on these introductions alone, the opinion about the Stelvio only solidifies its market value.
The fact that its builder itself has cast doubts about the new car's personality as a sports ride makes the Stelvio an interesting target among roadster aficionados. Here is an automobile that broke the standard front-wheel drive. With rear-focused architectural platform, the vehicle already assumes an imposing presence over its rivals.
The machine revving up inside the Quadrifoglio brand is one that has been developed by an engineer who used to work for Ferrari. Developing a new engine has given rise to a 488 GTB mechanism that is equipped with a twin-turbo V8 variation.
The presence of a 510-hp or 380-kW power plus a 600-Nm torque provides a quickness that has enabled the car to hit 100kph or 62mph within four seconds. Such performance is worthy of an accolade especially if a benchmarked competitor like the BMW M5 is left in the dust.
During regular driving procedures, the Alfa Romero Q4 can make the necessary adjustment of pushing 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels. Due to a torque-vectoring system, the car limits the process of under steering.
The Giulia model has pioneered the vector approach which allows drivers to either assume a normal ride or a racing throttle. Within this equation, the Q4 regulates the steering weight, the power curve, the traction control and the shift speed.
Moreover, the Stelvio also offers an alternative model that runs on a 280hp or 209kW four-cylinder turbo for those who care less about what type of vehicle they are driving.