ALFAS LAP IT UP AT NURBURGRING
THE dust had barely settled on Porsche’s record on the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit than Alfa Romeo did something similar with the StelvioQuadrifoglio.
Alfa has claimed the title of world’s fastest production SUV after lapping the devilish 20.7km track in 7m 51.7s – eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record.
“We specifically engineered and designed the StelvioQuadrifoglio to set world-class benchmarks and it did not disappoint,” Alfa Romeo chief Reid Bigland said.
“We’re proud to now hold two Nurburgring lap time records, with the Giulia Quadrifoglio as the fastest four-door production sedan and the StelvioQuadrifoglio as the fastest production SUV.”
The StelvioQuadrifoglio claims to integrate lightweight, state-of-the-art materials that enable and deliver perfect 50/50 weight distribution, segment-leading torsional rigidity, class-exclusive carbon fibre driveshaft and the most direct steering available.
The ultra-high performance SUV has an all-aluminium, direct-injection 2.9-litre 24valve twin-turbo intercooled V6, delivering 380kW, the Q4 all-wheel-drive system and eight-speed automatic transmission.
The super-quick StelvioQuadrifoglio.