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Alfa Romeo Stelvio: The SUV Jeremy Clarkson Talked about on Conversation Street

For a very brief moment at the very beginning of this weeks Conversation Street, Jeremy starts to talk about a new Alfa Romeo. He was very quickly quieted by the other two so we didn’t get to hear anything about it. Well if you’re anything like I am, curiosity got the best of me and I had to do some research on this all-wheel-drive “Guilia” and here is some of what I learned.

In the far Northern borders of Italy there is a visually stunning pass. A pass that has forty-eight hairpin turns and sits at 9,000 ft above sea level. The roads here are tight and narrow and often are slick with recent rain fall. In other words, it’s a place that isn’t quite set for amateur drivers. This pass is call Stelvio Pass. With such an astounding road something special had to made. But with the conditions that often are found there, it had to be something that can withstand the elements. Thus is born the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Featuring more options than any enthusiast could ask for with things such as ultralight carbon fiber and aluminum on pretty much anything and everything, an 8-speed automatic transmission with available aluminum steering column-mounted paddle shifters. A range of motors from a 280-horsepower 4 cylinder to a 505-horsepower Bi-turbo V6, the Stelvio is no slouch when it comes to throw you into the seat fun. Also with an interior that offers nothing but the best materials, comfort and technology, the Stelvio makes for a fine everyday driver and or road trip warrior.


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