The unveiling of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia had left some of us squealing in excitement. Especially with the flagship Quadrifoglio model, a Ferrari-derived V6 engine does not sound bad after all with 510PS to gallop with. And now we are receiving word that Alfa had taken this new model down at the Nurburgring for a spin and it had come back with a pretty interesting timing.
The Italian media BlogDiMotori is reporting that the range-topping QV version of the Giulia tackled the Nurburging in just 7:43 minutes. To put that into perspective, it is very close to cars like the Audi R8 V10 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG which did it in the 7:44 range, and is even faster than BMW’s M4 which clocked a 7:52. Not bad considering it is putting the M3/M4 in its sights.
And what is more interesting is that rumours are running around saying that the 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine is actually producing 540PS instead of the earlier-claimed 510PS. We are not sure how much of these are true but we will just have to wait and find out from the official source.