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The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a 505-horsepower Italian rocket ship

Packing all the same great looks and features as the Giulia sedan, but in a taller crossover body, the Stelvio is ready to carve some corners and look good in the process.

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Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio World Debut
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The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered bya 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine pumping out 505 horsepower.

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Alfa Romeo says the Stelvio Quadrifoglio hits 60 mph in an estimated 3.9 seconds. It's also capable of a 176 mph top speed.

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 51.7 seconds to claim the production SUV track record.

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An eight-speed automatic transmission is bolted to the twin-turbocharged V6 engine.

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio's turbocharged V6 produces 443 pound-feet of torque.

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Keep on scrolling to check out the latest and greatest from the Italian brand determined to return to the US with a bang.

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio features specific tuning for its adaptive suspension system compared to the base models.

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The Stelvio gets its name from the Stelvio Pass, regarded as one of the best driving roads in the world.

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio gets an exclusive gauge cluster with a 200 mph speedometer.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on either infotainment screen size -- 6.5 or 8.8 inches.

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Alfa Romeo will offer the Stelvio in three trims -- base, Ti and Quadrifoglio. All-wheel drive is standard for each trim.

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There are a number of safety systems on offer, including forward-collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring.

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The interior keeps the sporty theme alive with a motorsport-inspired steering wheel and, in the Quadrifoglio, a boatload of carbon fiber trim.

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The base Stelvio and Stelvio Ti both come with a 2.0-liter I4 engine good for 280 horsepower.

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If you really want to go nuts, you can add carbon fiber Sparco racing seats and carbon ceramic brakes to the Quadrifoglio.

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All Stelvio models feature a backup camera and rear parking sensors as standard equipment.

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