Mr AMG on Stelvio Quadrifoglio! The 503bhp SUV with Ferrari DNA!

Added on 21 Dec 2020


The First Quadrifoglio SUV! And it’s the Fastest SUV in the World! Welcome back to RBR, and here is that very fast mid-sized SUV you may have heard whispered on bated breath of petrol heads; the one that takes the class leading formula of the Gillian Quadrifoglio Sports Sedan, and applies it to the popular SUV niche. Alfa Romeo’s new Stelio Quadrifoglio!! I thoroughly covered the history of the Quadrifoglio brand going into the Giulia, going back to the original of the badge with Enzo Ferraro, Ugo Sivochi and crew. But I purposely neglected to mention just how this rebirth of the Alfa Brand came about and who was behind it. You see because the Stelvio was actually planned at the same time the Giulia was! And was dreamed up by late Alfa boss Sergio Marchionne, who put together a team of ex-Ferrari engineers including Roberto Fedeli, Philippe Krief and Gianluca Pivetti! And so began work on a new flexible Platform dubbed “Giorgio”. A platform that cost 5 billion euros to develop, and one meant to create various body styles, but all to be class leading in dynamism. First was the Giulia, and now comes the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The first ever SUV Quadrifoglio. It houses that same 503 BHP V6 twin turbo, the same sweet 8 speed gear box. It’s the lightest in class by 100kg at least thanks to use of aluminium in the engine, bonnet, wheel arches, doors, tailgate and much more, as well as a carbon fibre prop shaft. But unlike the RWD Giulia, this has Alfa’s Q4 all wheel drive, and we’ll see how that behaves in the review. But will the car behave enough like the Giulia to make it worthy enough on it’s own? And being an SUV, it is compelling enough for us petrolheads to accept as a proper sports car? In this review we explore: - New Generation Rebirth of Alfa Romeo and it’s Ferrari team - Alfa’s new Giorgio Platform - The first Quadrifoglio SUV - Stelvio Q4 - Materials and drive train - Exterior Design - Giulia Quadrifoglio Coupé Render - Interior Design - Sound check & Exhaust Revs - Full performance driving impressions - Conclusion Up next on on RBR is the Geneva Motorshow Coverage!! Followed by a big surprise!!


Episode titleMr AMG on Stelvio Quadrifoglio! The 503bhp SUV with Ferrari DNA!
Episode number1
Date added21 December 2020
Original date2 March 2019
Run time25:42

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