Alfa Romeo has said that its Alfa Romeo Giulia QV ran the Nurburgring in a record time of 7:39.
People who say that Nurburgring times don’t matter obviously don’t know the power of the human ego and simple bragging rights. Earlier today (Sept. 15, 2015) Alfa Romeo introduced their Alfa Romeo Giulia QV to a Frankfurt audience and not only did they announce the price of the Giulia, they also added an official ‘Ring lap time. The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV can officially run the Nurburgring in a blistering time of 7 minutes and 39 seconds which puts it a clear 13 seconds ahead of its main rival at the moment, the BMW M4 who ran the Nurburgring last year and posted a best time of 7 minutes and 52 seconds.
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The tail of the tape has a lot to say. The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV, as reported makes a whopping 510 HP and 442 lb-ft from its Maserati derived twin-turbocharged V6. A blast to 60 MPH takes just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 190 MPH. The Italian Super Sedan weighs just 3,359 pounds giving the QV a P/W ratio of 6.9 pounds/HP.
The BMW M4 produces 425 HP and 406 lb-ft of torque from its 3.0-liter twin turbocharged inline 6. The sprint to 60 takes 3.9 seconds with launch control and top speed is limited to 155 MPH. Both cars are RWD. This German bruiser weighs in at 3530, a full 171 pounds heavier than the Alfa even after a comprehensive diet giving it a P/W ratio of 8.3 pounds/HP.
Pricing for the Alfa starts at 79,000 euros or around $89,000.