Sibling rivalry drag race: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio versus Stelvio Quadrifoglio
Same engine in two quite different performance packages
Alfa Romeo offers its 510 hp 2.9-liter turbo V6 in two quite different performance oriented packages: the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio.
The first is a sporty BMW 3-Series-sized sedan with rear-wheel drive which you can get with a manual gearbox, whereas the other is a taller, slightly more off-road ready high rider with all-wheel drive and no manual option.
The guys at OmniAuto thought it’d be a good idea to pit one against the other in a drag race, and the result they achieved is quite surprising given the weight penalty that the Stelvio carries over the Giulia.
Even with nearly 200 kg more to lug around, Stelvio Quadrifoglio shoots off the line considerably faster than the Giulia. And it doesn’t just look quicker, it is, sprinting to 100 km/h one full tenth of a second faster than Giulia.
Once they pick up some speed, the high-rider’s traction advantage and quicker sprint time take a back seat as the Giulia starts reeling it in. But does it manage to win in the short 400 meter race?