Nurburgring Editions for Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia Debuted During Geneva Auto Show

Setting a speed record at a place such as the Nurburgring Circuit is a feat that is as heightened as any you could achieve in a lifetime, and the Alfa Romeo brand was proud to see two of our vehicles reach this milestone. During the Geneva Auto Show, the Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV will both debut their own unique special-edition versions. Two years ago, the Giulia Quadrifoglio set a lap time of 7 minutes and 32 seconds around this track, making it the fastest production sedan at the time to ever lap the circuit. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio followed a year later with a stellar showing of 7 minutes, and 51.7 seconds.


To properly celebrate these high-speed accolades, the brand we so love to represent will build 108 editions of each model, representing the 108 years of Alfa Romeo namesake and pride. Each NRING edition will sport the exclusive Circuito Gray color, and also feature carbon-fiber side skirt inserts, mirror caps, and front badges. Each edition will also feature the Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel, Sparco racing seats with red stitching, and the very unique Mopar automatic transmission knob, with carbon-fiber insert. For infotainment options, both versions will come with Alfa Connect 3-D Nav, 8.8-inch touchscreens, as well as the Hardon Karmon premium audio package, to properly equip you for a journey filled with Grade A Sound.


The biggest change as far as equipment is the addition of the bare carbon fiber roof for the Giulia, signifying advancements in the outer shell of these great vehicles that have recently come about. Tazio Nuvolari won the German Grand Prix at the wheel of an 8C 2300 Tipo Monza in 1932, and a Tipo B-P3 just three years later. Another great memory for Alfa track enthusiasts was during 1966, when the Giulia Sprint GTA was the very first GT to make it around the Nurburgring in under 10 minutes. During 1975, the 33 TT 12 driven by Arturo Merzario took first in Germany, before going on to claim the World Sportscar Championship.


There is not yet solid word on how many of these special-edition vehicles the U.S. Will get, but as the details emerge, we'll be the first to let you know here on the Jim butler Alfa Romeo of St Louis blog. The Giulia Quadrifoglio is the amazing vehicle that Car and Driver claimed offered up “seductive looks, a snarling exhaust note, and sharp handling”, and you're going to absolutely swoon over the way the car handles in Race Mode. With stability control disabled, you really get to take charge of the road the way anyone with a hunger to avidly take turns would want to. Powertrains are unchanged from the current Quadrifoglio spec, and both vehicles still use Alfa's torque-vectoring differential, as well as the Chassis Domain Control System.

 

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