Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio review - performance and 0-60 time
Stelvio’s all-wheel-drive system makes it as quick as the Giulia at 3.8sec to 62mph
Thanks in large part to the extra traction granted by the Stelvio’s all-wheel-drive system, the Quadrifoglio will reach 62mph in 3.8sec and crack 176mph – that’s 0.7sec quicker than Porsche’s claim for the Macan GTS and 7mph faster flat out, too.
The all-wheel-drive system also dramatically improves traction in slippery conditions, which, let’s face it, represents the UK more broadly than the sun-baked tarmac of Italy. As a result, the urge generated from the twin-turbocharged engine across the board is more useable regardless of the weather, although it is still useful to remember that this is a part-time rear-biased system so it’ll still squirm if you’re too greedy with the throttle.
But the real star of the show is that V6 engine. Its power delivery isn’t just rapid, it’s savage, ripping up the rev range with incredible urgency – it almost feels as if the car’s on a rolling road. There’s also a real timbre to its exhaust note, and together with the supercar-like pace makes the Stelvio’s powertrain distinctly enjoyable at all speeds.