Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Laps the Nurburgring in 7:39

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Alfa Romeo chose the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show to show off its new performance sedan and to reveal some new information on the car.

The Italian brand claims that the Giulia has lapped the legendary Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 39 seconds, the fastest time ever for a sedan and a full 14 seconds faster than its chief rival, the BMW M4. Power for the Italian sports car comes from a Ferrari-built turbocharged 2.9-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 510 hp.

In a straight line, the Giulia can jump to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, while performance additions like a dual-clutch transmission and torque vectoring help the car rip through laps on the race track. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the car while all-wheel drive is available and it is unknown as to which setup was used to set the lap record. A curb weight of 3359 lbs and perfect 50/50 weight distribution also go a long way in helping the Giulia QV go fast.

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Alfa also revealed pricing for the car in its home market of Italy, where it will cost 79,000 Euros to start. Add on carbon ceramic brakes and carbon fiber seats though and the price tage jumps to 95,000 Euros. European sales will begin at the end of 2016. U.S. availability is expected to begin in late 2017.

Discuss this story at our 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Forum

Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Jake Biggins Jake Biggins on Oct 03, 2015

    The Italians invented the sports saloon, its taken too long to take the crown back from the germans

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    • Matt Matt on Sep 07, 2016

      Finally caught up with the Nissan Skyline have they?

  • Matt Matt on Oct 05, 2015

    Why did it take the Italians, with one exception, so long to jump on the performance band waggon? When you have Subaru Foresters, and Ford Focus' producing 200 bhp, the Italians lost all pretence of being performance cars, with one exception. the Fiat Coupe 20vt. Yet a few decades the Alfa Sud, the Lancia Beta, the Fulvia, the Alfa GTV, were the pack leaders. Good to see at least one back on form, now they immediately need to add 50 bhp to every car they produce!

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    • Emcon1 Emcon1 on Jan 16, 2017

      The twin spark engine in the 156 was brand new when it debuted in the 145/146. But what would you know. The 1970's TS motors were Nord. The 1990's TS motors were Fiat based in dimension and is in no way based on the 1970's Lampredi engine used by Fiat. There were 3 previous TS engines: The "Junior" GTA engine, TS Nord with variable valve timing as fitted to the Alfa 75 and the 1995cc Fiat block as used in the original 155. The later 155's got the new 1970cc all alfa romeo TS engine at the same time the 145/146 got it. Once again, what would you know anyway.