In the Nurburgring Nordschleife’s own Game of Thrones, the ones at the top fall and get replaced quickly – no one hangs around at the summit. In this episode, Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio has reclaimed the record for the fastest production sedan around the famous circuit, with a blazing 7:32 lap time.

Reclaimed because the hot Alfa very recently owned the record. A six-speed manual Giulia Quadrifoglio recorded 7:39 before being pushed off by the latest Porsche Panamera Turbo with a time of 7 minutes and 38 seconds. Yes, it was that close.

This time, the Italians returned with a point to prove and a Giulia Quadrifoglio with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, which in “Race” mode, does its thing in just 150 milliseconds. There’s no human that can beat that, no matter who you are.

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In the hot seat was Alfa Romeo test driver Fabio Francia, and you can see the man having to use his quick reactions a couple of times in the video above, but it didn’t look to be that hairy a lap.

The Quadrifoglio is the performance flagship of the new rear-wheel drive Giulia range. Under its shapely hood lies a twin-turbo 2.9 litre V6 engine inspired by Ferrari’s force induced V8 motor. With 510 hp and 600 Nm of torque, the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 fighter does 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 307 km/h.

Amazing stuff, but Alfas breaking Nurburgring records sound rather odd to this writer. The Giulia appears to be a seriously impressive car, though. Check out the rest of the range here.

GALLERY: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio