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.


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