An Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped Nürburgring in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, fastest time ever posted by a production SUV, according to Alfa.
The top-of the line Stelvio has the best-in-the-silly-class at 505 horsepower, thereby powering it from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 177 mph.
The mid-size SUV was named for a challenging driving road, not a track – the meandering Stelvio Pass.
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Stelvio Quadrifoglio goes on sale in early 2018. The Cassino plant made Stelvio and Stelvio Ti on sale now have an MSRP of $41,995 and $43,995, respectively, plus delivery. (Place your bet $80,00?) Alfa Romeo now holds two Nürburgring lap time records with Giulia Quadrifoglio (fastest four-door production car) and Stelvio Quadrifoglio (fastest production SUV). No other manufacturer offers a faster lineup of four-door production vehicles Alfa boosts.
As stated, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the 12.9-mile Nordschleife (north loop) in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. Footage of the record lap can be seen at YouTube.com/AlfaRomeoUSA. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio record was established by Fabio Francia, the same Alfa Romeo driver who also set the track record for the fastest four-door sedan in the world on the Nürburgring with the Giulia Quadrifoglio in a time of just 7 minutes 32 seconds.
The crossover all-wheel-drive SUV has an all-aluminum, direct-injection, 2.9-liter 24-valve twin-turbo intercooled V6 engine rated at 505 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, and a standard Q4 all-wheel-drive system. This means segment-leading V6 torque and the most horsepower per liter in its class.
Expensive advanced technology of unknown durability unique to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio include a four-mode “Alfa DNA Pro” selector with Race mode, torque vectoring differential, an adaptive suspension, a 200-mph speedometer (top speed is 177?)and cylinder deactivation system for fuel efficiency – as if anyone buying this beast cares.
Options Stelvio Quadrifoglio:
- Ultra-lightweight carbon fiber shell Sparco racing seats, providing maximum lateral support during extreme cornering thanks to more aggressive bolstering, and designed to be the lightest in the segment, while providing comfort for long road trips.
- Brembo carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brake system.