- Sep 2015

Should the Germans be worried? The Alfa Romeo Giulia is flexing on them.

Lap times prove that Alfa Romeo Giulia means business.

For months now we’ve been hearing all sorts of hype about the Alfa Romeo Giulia, especially the crazy version called the Quadrifoglio. This car has one aim and one aim only, to kick some German butt, namely the BMW M3/ M4 and Mercedes C63. Will this be possible? Well so far, with power figures of 380 kW being stated, the car could cause a spot of bother for our German friends. Now to add to that at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Alfa Romeo confirmed that the car did a lap time of 7 mins 39 seconds at the Nürburgring. If this is true and the car Alfa Romeo used was using road tyres, the Giulia will have lapped the ring a full 13 seconds faster than the BMW. Now if you’re not a big car person, you may think “why is the Nürburgring time so important?”

Why is the Nüburgring a big deal?

The Nürburgring is the place where all the manufacturers take their fast cars and test them for various things such as handling and dynamics. The reason for this being that the Nürburgring is an extremely demanding and long circuit which forces any car to utilise its handling setup the best it can. So the “big boys” spend months testing and fine tuning their cars here. The possible fact that the Giulia did the circuit 13 seconds quicker than a car that is known as the benchmark in this segment, is a noteworthy thing and shows that Alfa Romeo aren’t here for a picnic. Should the Germans be worried? We think so. Have a look at the video below to see a short video of the Giulia going around the ring.