A benchmark lap time at the legendary Nürburgring track has earned Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio the title of the world’s fastest production SUV and set a new record for the category.
It is another spectacular milestone in the Quadrifoglio racing tradition and the history of Alfa Romeo.
Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the Nürburgring in a record breaking 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, thereby beating the previous production SUV record by a full eight seconds.
An outstanding achievement made possible by the advanced technology at the heart of this ultra-high performance SUV: a 510hp direct-injection, 2.9-liter 24-valve, Twin-Turbo intercooled V6 engine was, for the first time, paired with the innovative Q4 all-wheel-drive system and differential torque vectoring. Above all, though, this is a record that owes its success to the authentic spirit of Alfa Romeo imbuing the very first SUV in the Brand’s history: a mix of true Italian passion, craftsmanship and innovation.
Alfa Romeo now holds two Nürburgring lap time records: the first with Giulia Quadrifoglio (fastest four-door production car) and now with Stelvio Quadrifoglio (fastest production SUV) – both of which were established by driver Fabio Francia.