When Alfa Romeo launched the Stelvio last year, it marked a spicy new entree in the compact luxury SUV segment, which has become something of a smorgasbord.As we noted in our first review of the 2018 Stelvio, although this roughly ,000 Italian luxury SUV faces formidable rivals like the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, it is “more fun, more emotional, and indeed more passionate.” The standard Stelvio will satisfy entry level luxury SUV buyers, but others with deeper pockets seeking high performance have been salivating for the monster version that has been waiting in the wings -- the Quadrifoglio, which starts just over ,000 including destination.
That blistering time beats even the Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Between the engine’s revs and the exhaust’s snap, crackle and pops, the harmonies made by the Stelvio Quadrifoglio sound like symphony.
Beyond its sweet harmonies, the engine is a motive force to be reckoned with.
That extra grip means added assurance in inclement weather.
And it brings us to the next impressive stat: the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s 0-60 mph time.