Even at the risk that you will not be able to hear it slowly, but Yes, it's happened again. A car manufacturer has set a new Nordschleife record. Yawn? By no means! Because if a production SUV crushes the Green hell in a time of 7:51,7 minutes, then allowed to escape a a a verzücktes "oops".
The cause of so much high-legged dynamics of the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. He is a whopping eight seconds faster than the old Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which caused the end of 2014, with a time of 7:59,7 minutes for open mouths. Previously, the Range Rover Sport SVR had held with a time of 8:14 minutes briefly to the SUV title. It is not only in the compact athletes and super sports cars record - race hot.
The driver with the slightly crazy SUV-best time by the way the Alfa test driver Fabio Francia. The same brave man who, a few months ago casually in a T-Shirt, the Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio to a time of 7:32 minutes drive, and thus to a new and still in force today, the North loop record for sedans.
The strongest Alfa Romeo Stelvio was so fast, it should come as no surprise really. He uses the same 2.9-Liter twin-turbo V6 (510 HP and 600 Newton meters) as the Giulia Quadrifoglio, has the adaptive dampers, the electronic Torque-Vectoring rear axle differential lock and the great ZF eight-speed automatic that changes gears according to Alfa within 150 milliseconds. In the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the power goes on Alfa's rear-heavy Q4 all-wheel-drive system variably to all four wheels. In comparison to the rest of the Stelvio variants, the Top model also has a Race mode with disconnection of sound ESP. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is likely to come at the beginning of 2018 to the market.(sw)