An Italian SUV: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

 

There is no denying the Alfa Romeo Giulia caused quite a stir in the world of fast saloons. Well they are at it again, but now in the SUV market. 

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This is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio – The range topping Quadrifoglio version to be specific. The Stelvio is powered by the same 2.9 litre V6 as the Giulia. Motivated by two turbos, it will complete the 0-60 sprint in 3.9 seconds. Power is sent through an eight speed ZF gearbox that can shift in an impressive 150 milliseconds. Extensive use of aluminium help to give the Stelvio a 50/50 weight distribution. Alfa have not revealed weight figures yet, but they have felt the need to fit carbon ceramics. 

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The exterior is unmistakably an Alfa; Aggressive but somehow still charming. The interior is driver focused with splashes of carbon fibre, contrast stitching and an overall sporty vibe. The 8.8 inch screen is definitely in keeping with the times and on paper at least, is on par with its rivals. 

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Watch Alfa’s strangely catchy advert below

 

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