Shortly after Porsche made the claim that its new Panamera Turbo was the fastest five-door sedan around the Nurburgring, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has reclaimed its title.
At the vehicle’s launch in 2015, the Italian marque said it could lap the famed circuit in just 7:39, based on virtual sector times. As it turns out, it’s actually a little bit faster than expected, recently lapping ‘Green Hell’ in a mere 7 minutes and 32 seconds.
The car used in the record-breaking run was installed with the vehicle’s optional eight-speed automatic transmission, rather than the six-speed manual. Behind the wheel was expert Italian racer Fabio Francia and throughout the clip, it’s obvious that he is pushing the potent sedan to its absolute limits, hitting over 280 km/h on the track’s long straight and clipping the curbs at every corner.
Given the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s potent engine, it isn’t surprising that its fast. The twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 powertrain has been tuned by engineers with expertise at Ferrari and can accelerate the car to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 3.9 seconds, thanks to 503 hp. The car also has a perfect 50/50 weight distribution and an advanced torque vectoring system.