Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio creates Nurburgring record for SUV

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For a while Lamborghini was eyeing the record for the world’s fastest SUV with their new Urus. But now they have to wait a little longer with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio as it managed to create its own record. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio managed to create this feat in a record time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds. To be more specific, Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio created a record for the fastest production SUV till date. This record was previously held by the Range Rover Sort SVR (542 hp) in 8minutes and 14 seconds.

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They couldn’t hold onto the record for long as Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (562 hp) created the record in 7 minutes and 59.74 seconds. It is interesting to know that it matches the lap record of BMW M4. Nonetheless, it is not as fast as the world’s fastest front wheel drive model Honda Civic Type R. The Honda Civic Type R created the record in 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds. The Head of Alfa Romeo, Reid Bigland said that they have engineered and designed the Stelvio Quadrifoglio in such a manner that it would create world-class benchmarks.

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Currently, Alfa Romeo has two records at Nurburgring which are for fastest four-door production sedan and the fastest production SUV. Giulia Quadrifoglio holds the record for fastest four-door production sedan whereas Stelvio Quadrifoglio hold the record for fastest production SUV. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered with 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 engine that churns out 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The engine works with Q4 AWD system and hits 60 mph in 3.9 seconds before topping out at 177mph.

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