The Alfa Romeo brand is one of the undisputed stars of the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show, displaying the cars that best personify the brand’s new standards – exquisite expressions of “engineering for the emotions” and Alfa Romeo’s sporty DNA.
Visitors to the show have the ideal opportunity to admire the best in Italian car design and construction – the spotlight will be on Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the brand’s first SUV, a blend of a thrilling driving experience, supreme performances and sporty style. Two versions are on show: Stelvio Super, featuring stylish Mopar® accessories, and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the first Quadrifoglio to also be a SUV and the fastest SUV in its class.
Alongside the new benchmark in the premium medium-size SUV segment are a top-of-the-range Giulia – also bearing the legendary Quadrifoglio badge – a 4C Coupé and a Giulietta Veloce with 240 horsepower, 1,750cc turbo petrol engine and TCT automatic transmission.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s Racing Red livery highlights its stylish lines – a perfect blend of speed, beauty and heritage and the finest expression of Italian design, interpreted with Alfa Romeo’s unique flair.
The brand’s first SUV has a very strong, distinctive look and this is even more evident with Stelvio Quadrifoglio, with design features that create an even sportier style and cater to the car’s specific technical features. This is clearly reflected, for example, in the bonnet with structural vents that allow air to pass from the inside to the outside of the engine compartment, the intercooler air vents at the side, the sporty side skirts and the massive wheel arches (all body-coloured), not to mention the four hot exhaust tips without trim, and the Kamm tail. Necessary beauty, designed specifically to accommodate the unique characteristics of the fastest SUV in its class.
Its all-aluminium 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo petrol engine delivers 510 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque, achieving a top speed of 283 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. It’s no surprise, therefore, that Stelvio Quadrifoglio recently set a new record for its class on the iconic Nürburgring: 7 minutes 51.7 seconds.
Its performance comes from an engine inspired by Ferrari technology and expertise, combined for the first time with the innovative Q4 all-wheel drive system, and outstanding technical solutions including the AlfaTM Active Torque Vectoring differential, AlfaTM Chassis Domain Control (CDC), AlfaTM Active Suspension and Alfa DNATM Pro system with “Race” mode.
In terms of design, the side view is all about compact toughness and muscular sensuality, while the front is a perfect mix of emphatic proportions and surface finishes that strongly convey aggression and power. Last but not least, the tapered rear end is eye-catchingly sporty, the tone set by the lower section that features four hot exhaust tips, without trim, and above all the Kamm tail, a unique, unmistakable stylish touch and a tribute to Alfa Romeo tradition.
Visitors will also be able to admire an Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Super trim level with Misano Blue paintwork. Underneath the bonnet is a 280 horsepower, 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with eight-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive system. The car has a sporty interior, with electric powered “high-containment” leather seats and aluminium inserts, and its exterior is enhanced by exclusive glossy dark miron coloured Mopar accessories – the front grille “V”, mirror caps, rear skid plate and 20″ alloy wheels.
Fitted with the powerful 510 horsepower V6 2.9-litre bi-turbo petrol engine and 8-speed automatic transmission, Giulia Quadrifoglio guarantees thrilling performance: a top speed of 307 km/h, 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 3.9 seconds and maximum torque of 600 Nm. Excellent performance, while still protecting the environment: Giulia Quadrifoglio is also best in class where emissions are concerned, with 189 g/km of CO2. Like Stelvio Super, the Giulia Quadrifoglio, with Racing Red tri-coat paintwork, features carbon fibre accessories including the “V” trim on the radiator grille, the door mirror caps, the illuminated kick plate and the special gear knob insert, all chosen from the wide range of accessories available from Mopar.
Also starring on the stand is the captivating Alfa Romeo 4C, displayed in Coupé version in Misano Blue, a modern icon of the brand that represents the sporty essence of Alfa Romeo DNA – outstanding performance and technological excellence combine for the greatest driving pleasure and breath-taking style. The car is fitted with a direct injection 1,742 cc turbocharged engine with aluminium block, intercooler and dual continuous variation valve timing, ensuring performance worthy of a compact supercar – a top speed of 258 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds, 1.1 g of lateral acceleration and 1.25 g of maximum deceleration when braking. This car’s sporty spirit is also evident from the choice of ultra-light materials used: carbon fibre for the shell, aluminium for the front and rear subframes and SMC (sheet moulding compound) for the bodywork.
The Alfa Romeo line-up at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show is completed by the Giulietta Veloce, which is powered by a 240 horsepower, 1,750cc turbo petrol engine with TCT automatic transmission. This high-performance version of the Gulietta, with metallic Misano Blue paintwork, is distinguished on the outside by sporty new bumpers with red Alfa inserts, glossy anthracite finish on the handles and fog light surrounds, electric sun roof with large glass section, oversize Brembo braking system with red calipers, burnished finish 5-spoke 18″ alloy wheels and larger-sized twin exhaust tips.
Its highly sporty personality is also reflected on the interior, with sporty leather and Alcantara seats with integral head restraints, contrasting red seams and sporty cut leather steering-wheel. The Giulietta Veloce on display also features exclusive Mopar accessories, including carbon fibre mirror caps and spoiler, specific side skirts with red Alfa inserts, larger exhaust tips and LED courtesy lights on the front doors that project the Alfa Romeo logo.