This is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. One of the most powerful SUV on the market. Is the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as sensational as they say? Can it be compared to Giulia Quadrifoglio at all? Well, come with me to find out what the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is all about!
Think Alfa Romeo and your mind’s eye will most likely conjure up a beautiful red roadster or lithesome coupe, both powered by a high-revving DOHC engine that is both powerful and visually a work of art. But buses (and trucks) were once a major part of the company’s product line.
Alfa Romeo 140A is an Italian bus model produced by Alfa Romeo from 1950 to 1958. The bus was produced for Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) in Milan, Italy.
The bus used bodies from SIAI-Marchetti from 1950 to 1951 (19 units), Macchi-Baratelli from 1952 to 1953 (30 units) and Macchi and Caproni from 1952 to 1958 (78 units).
The bus was made in two sizes, 12 or 22 meters long and had 3 or 5 axles. The gas engine is 12,517 cc (12.517 L) with 140 hp at 1700 rpm or 163 hp at 2000 rpm.
The single version had 32 seats and the articulated version 46. The larger configuration can transport 150 people.
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio delivers the full Italian experience in an SUV. It’s charming, engaging, beautiful, and fast.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a full-on performance monster with a Ferrari-sourced 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 that wrings out 505 hp, 3.6-second 0-60 mph times, and a top speed of 176 mph. It also has the equipment for track driving, including better cooling, upgraded brakes, a torque-vectoring rear differential, and wide 20-inch tires on forged alloy wheels.
The 2020 model year also brings more safety equipment. Automatic emergency braking becomes standard and a variety of active safety features are added to the options list.
The “6C” series was without doubt one of the most successful in the great history of Alfa Romeo, starting from the victorious 6C 1500 and 6C 1750 until the final evolution with the 6C 2500, the car became a predominantly “Gran Lusso” (luxury car) which was combined with the typical Alfa Romeo sports heritage.
It was a successful series that lasted nearly three decades, in all possible variants: two-seater racing cars, monumental ministerial sedans, “Gran Turismo” convertibles, colonial cars for the “Regio Esercito” (Royal Army” and sports coupes. Some were even modified for advertising vehicles and work vehicles as vans and “autoemoteche”. These were the years of the great Italian ateliers, and design was purely inspired by their infinite creativity, not yet subjected to
today’s constraints, such as the size of the vehicle, the interior roominess, safety standards, cost reduction, rationalisation of production cycles, economies of scale, etc.
All of the above, combined with first class mechanics, created these masterpieces that still achieve success in the most important elegance competitions.
t is also important to dwell on the historical context in which the
6C 2500 was developed if we consider that in the same year in which it made its appearance, in 1939, World War II broke out.
Although Italy only entered the conflict in June 1940, its sale as
a private vehicle was soon prohibited.
Thus, we are left with a model that, with a few modifications which were almost never radical, had a life-cycle of over twenty years starting from 1933, the year in which the first drawings of the 6C 2300 were designed, until 1953, in which the 6C 2500 was no longer available.
The 140 AF was a model of trolleybus produced by Alfa Romeo from 1949 to 1960.
This model was the most distributed Alfa Romeo trolleybus (451 units were produced), both nationally and internationally, although it was not the one produced in the highest number of copies. In Italy, it has been used in Milan, Genoa, Como, Trieste, Ancona, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Avellino, Salerno, Bari, Palermo and Catania. Abroad, Athens and Belgrade must be remembered. Some of the cars that had originally been produced for Italy were sold abroad after the Italian trolleybus transport crisis of the 1960s, which led to the dismantling of many trolleybus networks in favor of those of buses.
The last units were removed in 1983. The axles for the standard version were 3 (105 passengers), while the articulated one had 4 (160 passengers) or 5 axles (180 passengers). The length was 12 m for the former, 17.8 m for the latter and rose to over 19 meters for the AFS / 5 articulated 5-axis version.
Il 140 AF è stato un modello di filobus prodotto dall’Alfa Romeo dal 1949 al 1960.
Questo modello è stato il filobus Alfa Romeo maggiormente distribuito (ne furono prodotti 451 esemplari), sia a livello nazionale che su scala internazionale, anche se non fu quello prodotto nel più alto numero di esemplari. In Italia, è stato utilizzato a Milano, Genova, Como, Trieste, Ancona, Bologna, Firenze, Roma, Napoli, Avellino, Salerno, Bari, Palermo e Catania. Per l’estero, vanno ricordate Atene e Belgrado. Alcune delle vetture che erano state originariamente prodotte per l’Italia, vennero vendute all’estero dopo la crisi del trasporto filoviario italiano degli anni sessanta, che portò allo smantellamento di molte reti filoviarie a favore di quelle di autobus.
Gli ultimi esemplari sono stati radiati nel 1983. Gli assi per la versione standard furono 3 (105 passeggeri), mentre quella snodata era a 4 (160 passeggeri) o a 5 assi (180 passeggeri). La lunghezza era 12 m per i primi, 17,8 m per i secondi e saliva ad oltre 19 metri per la versione AFS/5 snodata a 5 assi.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is an SUV with the heart of a high-performance hot-blooded racing machine. Always on the attack with up to 505 horsepower, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio backs down to no one.
Torque Vectoring Technology
Stomp on the pedal and experience the true power of torque vectoring, which provides exceptional traction and control by distributing power to each rear wheel.
Q4 All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
Q4 AWD distributes the massive power generated by the Stelvio Quadrifoglio engine to each rear wheel individually, helping deliver excellent grip and traction and providing drivers confident control across nearly all road conditions.
All-Aluminum 2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Engine
Hit the steering wheel-mounted ignition button and 505 horses roar to life, ready to take you from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. The all-aluminum 2.9L turbocharged V6 engine gives the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and you, truly incredible power.
Who remembers the Alfa Romeo Dauphine? Was the “little car” – as it was then called – born in Renault in 1956 and also built under license by Alfa Romeo? Certainly it wasn’t a race horse like the other Alpha of the time. Displacement eight hundred and fifty, rear engine, discreet gait. It was one of the first world-cars. Together with the Ford T, the Beetle, the Renault 4 and some others, it anticipated the era of automobile globalization.
The Dauphine produced by Alfa Romeo was a success. In 1959, the year of its debut in Italy, it was sold in 6,500 units, and in 1960 it was broken through 20,000 units.
C’è una parentesi che non tutti conoscono nella storia della Alfa Romeo. Siamo alla metà del ventesimo secolo, e la casa automobilistica del biscione aveva deciso di puntare a un nuovo segmento di mercato, più basso rispetto alla clientela abituale e anche di saturare la produzione nelle catene di montaggio degli stabilimenti.
Da qui nel 1960 nasce la Alfa Romeo Dauphine. La genesi di questo progetto va fatta risalire al 1958, quando l’azienda di Milano firma un accordo con la Renault, dando così vita alla Renault Italia.
Di fatto, però, la Dauphine prodotta da Alfa Romeo è stata un successo. Nel 1959, anno del suo debutto in Italia, è stata venduta in 6.500 esemplari, e nel 1960 è stata sfondata quota 20.000 unità.
A week after Fiat Chrysler pitched a merger to Renault, the French automaker’s existing partner, Nissan, is warming to the idea of a global alliance that includes the owner of Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati.
The Alfa Romeo 1900 is an automobile produced by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo from 1950 to 1959. Designed by Orazio Satta, it was an important development for Alfa Romeo as the marque’s first car built entirely on a production line and first production car without a separate chassis. It was also the first Alfa Romeo offered with left-hand drive.The car was introduced at the 1950 Paris MOTOR Show.