Alfa Romeo grab another Nurburgring record | Car Talk - Car News Oct 2017


16:22 Monday 02 Oct 2017

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has set a new record, becoming the fastest production SUV to lap the legendary Nordschleife at the Nurburgring circuit.

In the hands of Italian racer Fabio Francia, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio completed a 12.9 mile lap in 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, a full eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record. Alfa Romeo’s first ever production SUV, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio incorporates a lightweight carbon fibre driveshaft and perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Powered by an all-aluminium, direct-injection 2.9-litre 24-valve twin-turbo intercooled V6 engine, the range-topping Quadrifoglio model has 510bhp to call upon. Coupled with Q4 all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox with Race mode option, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio was well-equipped for its flying lap.

Francia also holds the Nurburgring lap record for production four door saloons, having lapped in 7 minutes 32 seconds behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio with a lap time of just 7 minutes and 32 seconds.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is now available in UK dealerships, with the range-topping Stelvio Quadrifoglio joining the UK line up next year.


Carfinance247 banner

Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter

Popular news stories

Hubcap animal sculptures
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled
Audi R8 prices revealed   The new Lotus Evora 400

Hubcap animal sculptures


Reid: TopGear like a war


Audi R8 prices revealed


The new Lotus Evora 400

Advanced Search
VW offer sees the all-new Polo join the Scrappage Upgrade Scheme plus a year’s free insurance.
One of just 25 surviving MK1 Hillman Avenger Tiger’s will be up for grabs in December auction.
DVLA Personalised Reg sale expected to spark a bidding war amongst Dr Who fans this evening.
New online tool from data experts HPI will enable motorists to check a vehicle’s MOT history.
Dacia have announced they will be giving the ‘Black Friday’ madness a wide berth.
Aston Martin are celebrating after reporting record profits for the first nine months of 2017.