Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Reclaims Nurburgring Lap Record

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Alfa Romeo didn’t sit idle after the new Porsche Panamera took its Nurburgring record away.

When the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio made its debut at the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, the Italian automaker made it a point that it had set a Nurburgring record for the fastest sedan with a lap time of 7:39. And then the new Porsche Panamera was introduced in June with the German automaker boasting that the Panamera Turbo was now the fastest around the ‘Ring, beating the Giulia’s time by one second.

The thing is, it appears the original lap time set by the Giulia was with a manual transmission. Now, a Giulia Quadrifoglio with an eight-speed automatic completed a lap in 7:32 and took back the title of the fastest sedan around the Nurburgring from the Panamera.

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The record was set by Italian driver Fabio Francia, who is a test driver for Alfa Romeo and Maserati. That means the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a good six seconds faster than the new Porsche Panamera Turbo, but something tells us that the upcoming Panamera Turbo S will be looking to take the record back.

[Source: OmniAuto]

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  • Francia’s “attachments” are somewhat larger than expected.

  • smartacus

    that car was bouncing and jouncing quite a lot. Did not look too comfortable.
    And he was sawing away at that wheel like a DJ scratching on his turntable

  • Jas Derry

    You have obviously not been to Nürnberg, nor looked at the speedometer. We are not talking a sports car, but a 4 door sedan that blows the pants off sports cars, costing far more. Of course, it will hop when hitting bump at 180 MPH! When was the last time you did that speed?

  • smartacus

    You have obviously not been to Nuremberg either,
    **but i fail to see what do post-WW2 trials have anything to do with it?**

    he was not doing 180MPH, he was doing more like 180kph.
    not even F1 cars would hit 180MPH on those sections where it was hopping.

    When was the last time you did that speed?
    i did it just a couple of days ago.

  • Terascript

    Of course he would be “bouncing and jouncing quite a lot”, he was going full throttle on Nurburgring. What did you expect?

  • smartacus

    I was expecting the same as all the other full throttle on Nurburgring videos.
    less bouncing and jouncing

  • Cowfy Kaufman

    hey.he has the record six seconds faster than poisheh.bouncing shmouncing.