Chicago, Illinois (April 25, 2017)- Alfa Romeo hosted MAMA members at the Collectors’ Car Garage in Chicago on Wednesday, April 25, to showcase the brand’s newest Italian offering – the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio provides a distinctive offering in the premium midsize SUV segment. With its world-class performance, state-of-the-art technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience, this all-new turbocharged SUV will definitely turn heads.
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. Alfa’s current offerings in the U.S. include the 4c Coupe and Spider (a small two-door race-inspired sports car), and the Giulia, a premium four-door sedan.
Born from the legendary driving road in the Italian Alps – the Stelvio Pass – the all-new Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology.The iconic hand-painted Quadrifoglio, which is a four-leaf clover badge, is symbolic of legendary Alfa Romeo race cars and high-performance production vehicles.
Ben Lyon, Head of Alfa Romeo Product Brand Marketing, had the opportunity to talk to MAMA members and guests on how the Stelvio Quadrifoglio continues to highlight Alfa Romeo’s performance expertise with best-in-class 505 horsepower and segment-leading V-6 torque, powering it from 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 176 mph.
In addition to best-in-class horsepower, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio features segment-leading V-6 torque (443 lb.-ft.) and the most horsepower per liter in its class. The innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system – standard on all Stelvio models, including the Quadrifoglio - provides additional driving confidence and superior control. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio – which went on sale in early 2018 – currently holds the Nürburgring record for the fastest production SUV with a lap time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds.
The Stelvio sat alongside the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and a handful of classic vintage Alfa Romeos at the Collectors’ Car Garage, a purpose built, climate controlled 60,000 sq. ft. storage facility dedicated to the preservation and storage of more than 300 collector cars and motorcycles.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is built at the Cassino plant in Italy and is available in Alfa Romeo dealerships now.The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $79,995.