Fresh off the information that Porsche’s new 911 GT2 RS broke the Nurburgring’s manufacturing car document, Alfa Romeo has announced that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has set a brand new document for manufacturing SUVs. Laying down a time of 7:fifty one.7, the Stelvio become a complete eight seconds faster than the preceding report holder, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, in step with Alfa. Previously, Alfa Romeo claimed it set a record with the Giulia Quadrifoglio, laying down a time of 7:32.
“We in particular engineered and designed the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to set world-magnificence benchmarks and it did now not disappoint with a international-report Nurburgring lap time of seven minutes and fifty one.7 seconds,” stated Reid Bigland, head of Alfa Romeo, in a release. “We’re proud to now maintain Nurburgring lap time records with the Giulia Quadrifoglio as the quickest 4-door production sedan and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as the quickest manufacturing SUV.”
Using a 2.Nine-liter twin-rapid V-6 engine, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio makes 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to sticky tires and all-wheel power, Alfa Romeo says it is able to hit 60 mph in less than four seconds. Sadly, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio received’t pass on sale till early next yr, so we’ve got yet to run it thru our battery of tests. But when we got our hands at the Stelvio Ti Sport, it left us inspired even though it best packed a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
“The Stelvio scythes thru a canyon better than some valid sport sedans,” wrote accomplice editor Scott Evans. “The steering responds right away and exactly because the frame leans in like a star jogging back changing direction. Both the steering and the car experience mild and delicate, dancing down the road with the slightest effort. The transmission is constantly in the right tools, and the engine is notably linear in reaction. After every corner, you marvel at how fast the Stelvio turned into able to take it and resolved to take the next one even quicker.”
So yeah, if you crank the power from 280 hp up to 505 hp, throw in a torque-vectoring differential, add Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, and change the ordinary seats out for carbon-fiber-shell Sparco racing seats, it makes feel that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio would be that quick around the Nurburgring.
But, of course, we nevertheless want to force it. And primarily based on the video below, boy can we want to power it.
Source: Alfa Romeo