The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio was named Performance SUV of the Year by the Automotive Video Association (AVA) at their second annual Automotive Video Awards competition.
To win its title, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio beat out vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 63 and the BMW X3 M40i. In addition to naming the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as its Performance SUV of the Year, AVA judges crowned the McLaren 720S as their Performance Car of the Year.
The two winners were chosen from among five finalists in each category (Performance Car and Performance SUV). All vehicles were put through a series of tests and then rated by AVA judges.
“This year’s contenders were the best vehicle lineup we’ve had yet,” said Nik Miles, president of OurAutoExpert.com. “Although the battle was fought hard, only two winners could come out on top. Voting was down to the wire for every single contender in each performance category. Ultimately, only two remained from all judge’s entries.”
The AVA is a made up of a select group of automotive video journalists that represent an online audience of 500 million viewers per year. The organization is made up of some of the most prominent and most followed automotive outlets in the country, including:
- Nik Miles (Our Auto Expert)
- Roman Mica (The Fast Lane Car)
- Alex Dykes (Alex on Autos)
- Sofyan Bey (Redline Reviews)
- Jason Fenske (Engineering Explained)
- Matt Maranowski (Matt Maran Motoring)
- Nick Murray (The Nick Murray YouTube Channel)
Crafted by Alfa Romeo artisans in Cassino, Italy, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s perfect balance of engineering and emotion, creating a premium midsize SUV for driving enthusiasts.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio brings world-class performance, state-of-the-art technologies, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium midsize SUV segment. With the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, where other SUVs stop at utility, Alfa Romeo took on the challenge to create the perfect mix of high performance, capability and design. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the fastest SUV in the world with a Nürburgring lap time of 7:51.7 and boasts a best-in-class 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds.
About Alfa Romeo
Since its foundation in Milan, Italy, in 1910, Alfa Romeo has designed and crafted some of the most stylish and exclusive cars in automotive history. That tradition lives on today as Alfa Romeo continues to take a unique and innovative approach to designing automobiles.
Born from the world’s greatest driving road – the Stelvio Pass – the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets a new benchmark in performance, style and technology in an SUV that could only be Italian. The innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive (AWD) system – standard on all Stelvio models, including the Quadrifoglio, provides additional driving confidence and superior control. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio – on sale in early 2018 – holds the Nürburgring record for the fastest production SUV with a lap time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds. Infused with Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation, the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio conquers the winding road for which it is named.
As the first of a new generation of vehicles on the all-new Giorgio platform, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulia Ti sedans deliver race-inspired performance with a class-leading 280 horsepower, advanced technologies that include the available Q4 AWD system, seductive Italian style and an exhilarating driving experience to the premium mid-size sedan segment. As the “halo” model in the lineup, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s motorsport knowhow with a best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine that earns the title of the most powerful Alfa Romeo production car engine ever and the quickest with a class-leading 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds, plus it enabled a record-setting Nürburgring lap time of 7:32 – the fastest ever by a four-door production sedan.
The handcrafted 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and Spider represent the purest form of La meccanica delle emozioni (the mechanics of emotion), with their race-inspired, mid-engine design and state-of-the-art, Formula 1-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis that enables an incredible power-to-weight ratio and with advanced technologies, including the all-aluminum 1750 turbocharged and intercooled engine with direct-injection and dual variable-valve timing, which enables supercar-level performance, including 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
SOURCE: Alfa Romeo