Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is Cheaper Than a Dodge Demon

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Pricing for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been announced.

Touted as the world’s fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is priced from $81,590 including destination (which happens to be less than the $86,090 Dodge Demon). The high-performance SUV is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine sourced from Ferrari, generating a class-leading 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque while paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to the Italian automaker, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is capable of going from zero to 60 mph in about 3.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 176 mph.

It holds bragging rights for lapping the Nurburgring in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, which is the fastest time ever posted by a production SUV.

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Advanced technologies unique to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio include torque vectoring differential, a four-mode Alfa DNA Pro Selector with Race mode, and a Quadrifoglio-tuned adaptive suspension. Compared to the standard Stelvio, there are a few exterior components that are unique including a rear spoiler and side sill insert. On all four corners are 20-inch aluminum wheels, with six-piston Brembo front brakes. Inside the cabin are aggressively bolstered Alcantara leather seating surfaces with 14-way power front seats, including four-way lumbar, leather-wrapped dash and doors with accent stitching, genuine carbon fiber interior trim, and more.

Available options that have been announced include ultra-lightweight carbon fiber shell Sparco racing seats, and a Brembo carbon ceramic material brake system.

“We specifically crafted the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to truly set itself apart among high-performance vehicles and it does not disappoint – whether being driven on the Nürburgring or on roads across North America,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Alfa Romeo. “Equipped with the most powerful Alfa Romeo engine ever and our advanced Q4 all-wheel-drive system, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio roars to life with an exhilarating driving experience.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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