Battle of the Sedans

By September 12, 2016News
Alfa Nürburgring Lap Time Record 2016

Alfa Romeo has unseated the Porsche Panamera and its recent Nürburgring sedan record, beating the Panamera’s (7:38) time by 6 seconds on September 8, 2016.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio 8 speed automatic, driven by Alfa test driver, Fabio Francia, lapped in 7:32, also beating out a previous time of 7:39 by a Quadrifoglio with a manual transmission. This now makes the Alfa the fastest sedan on the Nürburgring.

The name “Quadrifoglio” was first used in 1923 when a four leaf clover was painted on the hood of an Alfa race car. Since then, starting in the 1960s, the symbol has been used as sign of potency in road-going cars. The Giulia’s potency comes from an aluminum 2.9 liter 90 degree V6 biturbo engine, producing 505 HP, and 443 LB.FT of torque from 2500-5500 RPM.
The use of a combination of high strength steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber has produced a 7 LB (3.2 KG)/HP vehicle that can hurtle from 0-60 MPH in 3.8 seconds, topping out at 191 MPH (305 KM/H).

It is anticipated that Porsche will respond to this challenge as soon as its Panamera Turbo ‘S’ model becomes available.

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