Earlier than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio first debuted, it had already made headlines with a record-breaking Nurburgring lap time. The Giulia Quadrifoglio had damaged the all-time manufacturing sedan lap report on the ‘Ring, a report it nonetheless holds. It was extremely spectacular then and nonetheless is so now. It appears, although, because the Italians aren’t content material on leaving simply their Giulia with a Nurburgring report. Now, it’s the flip of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the model’s sizzling SUV.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio has simply damaged the all-time manufacturing SUV Nurburgring lap report, with a blistering time of seven:51.7. Whereas a sub-eight minuted ‘Ring time isn’t all that spectacular for a real sports activities automotive, it’s for an SUV. The Stelvio is concerning the measurement and weight of the brand new BMW X3, so think about a automotive of that measurement placing down real sports activities automotive occasions on essentially the most tough race monitor on the earth. That’s quick.
Below the hood of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio lies the identical 2.9 liter twin-turbocharged V6 that powers the go-fast Giulia. So it makes 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. All of that fury is distributed by way of an eight-speed computerized to all 4 wheels. Alfa claims a Zero-60 mph time of round three.9 seconds. That’s about the identical because the Giulia Quadrifoglio, which might be about proper. Whereas the Giulia is lighter, the Stelvio has all-wheel drive traction to benefit from its energy. So it’s no shock that it’s fast, it’s stunning simply how fast.
There’s a video of the timed lap, in fact, in order to show the Stelvio actually did it. It’s spectacular to see how nicely the Stelvio Quadrifoglio appears to deal with. Flip-in is sharp and its chassis appears very agile. Admittedly, it’s on the identical chassis because the Giulia, so we all know it’s good. Though, we don’t know what kind of tires and/or brakes this particular Stelvio had. We think about that Alfa used a inventory variant of the automotive however Italian corporations have been identified to lie a bit with tires and brakes (we’re you, Ferrari and Pagani). Nonetheless, it’s a powerful lap time and makes the upcoming BMW X3 M an important automotive for BMW.