A benchmark lap time at the legendary Nürburgring track has earned Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio the title of the world’s fastest production SUV and set a new record for the category. It is another spectacular milestone in the Quadrifoglio racing tradition and the history of Alfa Romeo. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the Nürburgring in a record breaking 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, thereby beating the previous production SUV record by a full eight seconds. An outstanding achievement made possible by the advanced technology at the heart of this ultra-high performance SUV: a 510hp direct-injection, 2.9-litre 24-valve, Twin-Turbo intercooled V6 engine was, for the first time, paired with the innovative Q4 All-Wheel Drive system and differential torque vectoring. Above all, though, this is a record that owes its success to the authentic spirit of Alfa Romeo, creating the very first SUV in the Brand’s history: a mix of true Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation. Alfa Romeo now holds two Nürburgring lap time records: the first with the Alfa Romeo, Giulia Quadrifoglio (fastest four-door production car) and now with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (fastest production SUV) – both of which were achieved with driver Fabio Francia at the wheel.
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