Alfa Romeo has enjoyed a historical bond with the Nürburgring and celebrates its many victories and great records with a limited edition for its Quadrifoglio models’, The Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING and Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING.
Currently, Alfa Romeo holds the record for the fastest SUV at the Ring with its Stelvio Quadrifoglio, with a lap time of 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. It comes equipped with a 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine with 510hp powering a top speed of 176mph.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio has a lap time of 7 minutes 32 seconds, achieved thanks to its excellent handling, top speed of 191mph and acceleration from zero to 62mph in 3.9 seconds.
Both cars incorporate Chassis Domain Control, which coordinates all of the electric systems to deliver the best performance and driving pleasure at all times. Each also features Torque Vectoring technology which optimizes the two electronically controlled clutches to control torque delivery to each wheel separately to ensure the optimal transfer of power to the ground in all driving situations.
The standard 8-speed ZF automatic transmission is precisely calibrated to shift in just 150 milliseconds in Race mode. The transmission has a lock-up clutch to give the driver a powerful, precise feeling of in-gear acceleration. To further maximize the driving experience, they are both equipped with paddle shifters machined from solid aluminum which are integral with the steering column.
Exclusive to the NRING edition, each car comes with a number badge seen on the carbon fiber dashboard, complimented by the vehicles unique Circuito Grey livery. Other standard equipment on the NRING models includes carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, Mopar automatic transmission knob, and Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts. The Giulia model comes with a bare carbon roof, while the Stelvio is equipped with an electrically operated panoramic sunroof.
Before the car is delivered, Alfa Romeo owners will be given a numbered 1:18 scale model and a welcome kit that features Sparco racing gloves and a customised jacket, sports bag in the Alfa Romeo pattern, Quadrifoglio cuff-links and original footwear created by Car Shoe. Owners are offered the chance to attend a driving class on the Nürburgring circuit, in 2019.
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING and Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING Nürburgring Limited Editions are set to make their UK debut this summer at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.