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New Stelvio Quadrifoglio EV to Feature Dodge’s eRupt Transmission

Next-Gen Quadrifoglio Models to Incorporate SRT Banshee Technology...

Alfa Romeo has already revealed its electrified plans for the next-generation Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which is set to debut as a 2026 model. This marks a significant shift for the brand as the high-performance Quadrifoglio nameplate transitions from traditional combustion engines (ICEs) to electrification. According to our sources within the automaker, the next-generation Stelvio Quadrifoglio will incorporate a lot of the same electric vehicle (EV) technology with the upcoming Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee.

An Electrifying New Beginning –

Alfa Romeo Junior Rendering. (Alfa Romeo).

The next-generation Stelvio Quadrifoglio will be built on Stellantis’ STLA Large architecture, the same foundation underpinning the all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona. The platform was designed to support high-performance EVs, ensuring that the Stelvio will retain the sporty and dynamic character that the D-segment UV is currently known for.

The 2026 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio will feature the same 800-volt architecture as the 2025 Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee. Fitted with standard Q4 all-wheel drive (AWD), the Stelvio Quadrifoglio should feature the same powertrain layout as the SRT Banshee, but it’s expected to have a different power output. While the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee is expected to start at around 885 horsepower before the addition of Direct Connection eStage upgrades, our sources say that the next-generation Stelvio is expected to crank out at least 950 horsepower when it arrives.

Innovative eRupt Transmission – 

eRupt transmission patent. (USPTO).

One of the standout features of the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee is the eRupt transmission, a cutting-edge system developed to simulate the gear-shifting experience of traditional ICE vehicles. Unlike conventional EVs, which often deliver power through a single-speed transmission, the eRupt transmission aims to provide a more engaging and familiar driving experience. Our sources have stated that the eRupt transmission will also be a standard feature on the all-electric Stelvio Quadrifoglio and only the Quadrifoglio version of the Stelvio.

The eRupt transmission uses advanced software to mimic the sensation of gear changes. Instead of physical gear, it adjusts torque delivery through intelligent torque modulation. This system continuously monitors throttle position, vehicle speed, and road conditions. The transmission control unit (TCU) processes this data to create the feeling of shifting gears, enhancing the driving experience.

Driving Modes for Every Occasion –

Alfa Romeo Junior Rendering. (Alfa Romeo).

According to patent records, which we covered before, the eRupt transmission offers multiple settings to suit different driving styles and preferences:

  • Normal Mode: Simulates gear shifts with a 600-millisecond interval, providing a smooth and familiar driving experience similar to a conventional automatic transmission.
  • Sport Mode: Speeds up the simulated shifts to 400 milliseconds, delivering a more responsive and dynamic feel.
  • Track Mode: Disables simulated shifting for uninterrupted acceleration, maximizing performance by delivering continuous torque.

These modes ensure that the Stelvio Quadrifoglio can adapt to various driving conditions, from daily commuting to spirited driving on winding roads or track days.

Production of the all-new, all-electric Stelvio Quadrifoglio is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2025 at the Stellantis Cassino Assembly Plant in Piedimonte San Germano, in south-central Italy. We estimate it should reach North American dealers in the first quarter of 2026. 

Robert S. Miller

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Synergy between Dodge and Alfa is endless from a drivetrain perspective. BOTH must have their own styling Character.

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Agree here with the “T-Man” that Alfa Romeo and Dodge make natural cohorts in the Stellantis universe. It will be challenging to ease tensions and territory over the continental differences, but beyond styling, the engineers of both can fine tune enough differences in each product to disguise commonalities and satisfy their individual customers. It can work and beyond, it must work. I see a similar, but less overlapping type of synergy between Maserati and Chrysler, if, as it seems intelligent, Chrysler reassumes its proper role as an affordable luxury brand. Forget the damn stupid all electric strategy first trumpeted regretfully by Chrysler spokes people and get those Maserati spinoffs to market pronto. Sounds like a mutually beneficial plan to me.

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It'd be cool to see this tech as an optional upgrade for the Daytona Scat Pack as well. I don't dislike the EV variant but I am reserving full judgement until I see it in person and actually get to drive it and see what it's like. I guess in a way, I'm trying to be open minded with it and look at this from kind of a Techy point of view rather than a gearhead point of view or maybe a bit of both. I do give Stellantis a bit of credit for at least trying to embrace this and do something a bit different and outside of the norm and not just be status quo when it comes to making a hopefully fun EV. I'm cool with a 670hp car, I'm not on the track and I don't race. would I take this car to Maple Grove or somewhere like that just to have some fun with it every once in a while, absolutely! To me, I could daily an EV Scat Pack and have more than enough fun with something like this with a bunch of "jailbreak" options, some Direct Connection goodies and some aftermarket stuff. My thoughts are that companies like Vicrez are going to make aero upgrades and wheels for this car, I could almost assume that Borla is going to be heavily involved in making the first aftermarket upgrades for the Fraztonic exhaust system as they are already make EV "Exhaust sound systems" for the Mach-E and the F150 lightning. Even if they don't make it sound like a V8, making it deeper, louder and sportier, maybe closer to what a Viper V10 was like, might just be enough. I feel like there will be a decent enough market for the EV variants if Stellantis can deliver the goods.

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