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It appears as though the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV has accomplished its mission of beating the BMW M4/M3 duo on the fabled Nurburgring circuit. According to Italian automotive portal, BlogDiMotori, the range-topping four-door from Alfa Romeo has managed to lap the 20.8 km-long track in seven minutes and 43 seconds.

Revealed in June 2015, the Giulia QV is motivated by a 3.0 litre turbocharged aluminium six-cylinder engine with 510 PS. Said power gets transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual – allowing for a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.9 seconds. Of course, standard versions of the Giulia are slated to be introduced in the near future – spyshots of the vanilla variants are already in circulation.

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The BMW M4, on the other hand, has only managed to clock a 7:52 lap time around the Green Hell – do note that the M3/M4 duo only possess a mere 431 hp from a 3.0 litre straight-six turbocharged engine. Still, the fact that the latter has the added advantage of a quicker-shifting double-clutch gearbox could mean that the Italian carmaker has finally found its long lost mojo.

However, a single morsel of information gathered from said report could indicate that this specific Giulia deployed isn’t exactly stock – sources claim that this unit was pumping out at least 540 PS instead of the factory-claimed 510 PS. Whether or not said info is legit is another story – we’ll continue rooting for the underdog in the meantime.