Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio review
If you’re ready to upgrade to an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, why not sell your current car with us…
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a firm favourite amongst car fanatics. Sensational Italian styling, a silky smooth V6 and an incredible chassis. What’s not to love?
What if you take that Giulia then, and add four wheel drive, 200kg and a decent increase in ride height? You get the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. An SUV that uses the same engine as the saloon model and adds further practicality to the overall package. Despite the added weight, it still undercuts its rivals by a hefty amount, putting the handling on par with any of your favourite super saloons.
It’s easy to understand how the Stelvio has so much character when you understand who led Alfa’s engineers. Roberto Fedeli, who has worked on Ferrari’s 599, F12 and 458 Speciale, and the Giulia Quadrifoglio. He’s managed to turn this junior super-SUV into a genuine Porsche Macan rival; something no one has managed to produce up until now. This may be on the of the only cars that you’d sell your Porsche Macan for… A 0-60 time that drops below four seconds and a 7min 51sec Nürburgring lap time is hugely impressive, especially when you consider the huge impact a high centre of gravity has on a car.
Default mode for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is rear-wheel drive, and it’s only when the system detects an angle of slip or a loss of traction that it will direct up to 50 per cent of the engine’s torque to the front wheels through a carbon fibre propshaft. A rear limited-slip differential, active torque vectoring and Alfa’s Pro-DNA switchable drive mode system are all included in the base price.
While the SUV may lack the delicacy offered by the saloon, the addition of four wheel drive makes the Stelvio usable across a broader range of applications. As the roads get rougher and more slippery, you’re still able to push on where the rear drive saloon would spin its wheels instead.
If you’re ready to sell your car and upgrade to the fabulous Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, make sure you get the best price for your old car with Kent Car Buyer!