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Alfa Romeo’s first SUV: Stelvio

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Alfa Romeo, serial manufacturer of Italian heartthrobs, have revealed what might be the most exciting SUV to ever come out of Italy - the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, named after the famed Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps - one of the best driving roads on the planet. 

What made Alfa choose the name Stelvio for what is, at best, a soft-roader? The Quadrifoglio utilizes the 505-hp 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, with smaller engines powering the basic models. It’s made of lightweight composites, has an aluminum chassis and comes with All Wheel Drive. 

Will it be as fun as the Giulia on the stretch of tarmac that shares its name? Doubtful, unless you like toppling off the side of a mounting pass. We’re waiting for it to surprise us.

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