Alfa Romeo Giulia QV: Fastest sedan ever around Nurburgring

News | September 16th, 2015 by 26
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We read a little while back that the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV was nine seconds faster around Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife race track than the …

We read a little while back that the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV was nine seconds faster around Germany’s famed Nurburgring Nordschleife race track than the BMW M4, with a time of 7:43. With a 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6, developed by Ferrari, the Alfa Romeo QV is now reported to make 510 hp, which is 85 more than the M4. The Giulia QV reportedly also checks in at only 3,359 lbs, which is almost 200 lbs lighter than the M4, so you can see why it’s so much faster. Well, as it turns out, the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV is actually faster around the ‘Ring than we previously thought.

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It turns out that the Giulia QV actually officially lapped the ‘Ring 14 seconds faster than the BMW M4, with a time of 7:39. That makes the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV faster around the Nurburgring than the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, which is about as good as bragging rights get. But the bragging rights don’t stop there, because a 7:39 second ‘Ring time makes the Giulia QV the fastest sedan ever around the famed track.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV is already a deadly competitor to the BMW M4 due to its seductive good looks and raucous exhaust note. The BMW M4 is a fantastic driver’s car, it’s sharp, dynamic, fast and most importantly fun. But what the current M4 lacks over previous M3s is a bit of excitement. Previous M3s got your blood pumping as naturally and easily as they lap race tracks. This new M4 seems a bit clinical, though deadly. The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV provides quite a lot of that missing excitement, that’s for sure.

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The BMW M4 will most likely be the better driving car, if history is anything to go by. BMW’s performance cars were always the better driving cars than fast Alfas, but the Alfas were just as desirable, in not more so, despite that fact. There’s something about Alfa Romeos that ooze desirability and excitement. Even if they aren’t the fastest or best driving cars on the market. However, this new Giulia QV is the fastest sedan on the market, apparently, so with it’s new added speed combined with it’s looks, noise and excitement, the BMW M4 might need to watch its back.

[Source: Road and Track]

26 responses to “Alfa Romeo Giulia QV: Fastest sedan ever around Nurburgring”

  1. A P says:

    Does anyone know if tire size 295/30 20 rear, 255/35 20 front fit 650i (E63) w/M6 wheels sport package?

  2. Indrit Selimi says:

    Ops, now I understand why the BMW CEO fainted at the motor show….

  3. miketcho says:

    And why it is compared with an M4 and not with M3 anyway? Being the Alfa Giulia QV a sedan, it’s natural competitor is BMW M3… And yes, the latter will be even slover than M4.

  4. IN77 says:

    This QV is a special version, like the Gts: Just a marketing spot! You need to compare the standard version of QV with standard M4!

    • The fastes Alfa Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde version against the fastes M version of BMW it’s a fair. comparison. Don’t forget BMW set the time with a M4 Coupe , the Alfa Giulia is a 5 door sedan.
      The coupe version of a specific car modell it’s 40-to 50 kg lighter the the sedan version.

    • Levi says:

      Why so ignorant? QV is equal to M.

      • IN77 says:

        The car that made this “record” was a special version: lighter than the standard QV, with more power and semi slick tires. This time lap is just a marketing fake. Maybe the real car will be okay, but this argoment is just a joke! And if you can’t understand, I’m sorry but maybe you are the only ignorant…

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Dude the guy is right. The “Basic” QV is 80k. The one that set the record starts at 95k with carbon seats, parts, brakes and stuff to make it way lighter. I’m not sure about deez semi-slicks, but it might be true.
        I feel like the normal QV is closer to the 1.6tons area, yet quicker than the F80.

        • Rage says:

          Dude, the Mercs C63 AMG Black Series, with full sport pack, is 10 sec slower than Giulia, and the M3 GTS 9 sec slower. What do you talking about?.

    • Rage says:

      And GTS is 9 sec slower than Giulia, like Mercs AMG Black Series, 10 sec slower than Giulia.
      Be objective, is faster than actually german cars.

  5. Matt Stokes says:

    Great numbers, especially if they put it on sale for €80,000, however, I think it looks rubbish – I mean, I’m not a fan of Alfa styling anyway, but at least they’re not normally this bland.

  6. Andys says:

    “The BMW M4 will most likely be the better driving car, if history is
    anything to go by. BMW’s performance cars were always the better driving
    cars than fast Alfas, but the Alfas were just as desirable, in not more
    so, despite that fact.”

    lol what claim, this is just ridicolous, but no wonder this is bmwblog afterall. Anyway you dont seem to know history at all, even fwd Alfas are more driving cars than dull BMWs

    • Horatiu B. says:

      We praised alfa before so tough to say we’re biased.

    • Indrit Selimi says:

      Yes, lol. I would not be surprised if this blog could be owned by the BMW. The strategy is to pretend praising other cars, specially the competitors like Mercedes, Jaguar, Audi and then make the point that anyway , somehow, the BMW cars are better…

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      It’s funny how people go for Alfa… There won’t be such a hype if it was a german car, with the exact same formula but another badge. They’d say it’s a ugly, that they cheated (semi-slicks, Factory driver and measures, special Nurburgring tuning package), the car will break and stuff –‘

    • Frederik says:

      If it’s driving of course…

    • Rage says:

      Probably he forgot that in BMW you have to change your broker turbo ever 40.000 Km. LOL.

  7. Max says:

    I see apples and oranges here…
    1. there is no official time yet, right?
    2. the BMW time you compare with wasnt made by a factory driver
    3. the conditions on the ring are different on each day so please take one driver (maybe from audi or so) and let him drive both cars with same tyre sets and same conditions and you will get a closer comparison, even then its not really true…
    4. the ring is a track where not only handling counts, power is a big fact so 20% more power means a lot, 9 or 14 seconds quicker ( plus better tyres) is nothing more than marketing fake..
    5. you posted a video of the track behavior of the Alfa compared to the M4, after that, even the last Alfa fanboy has to admit that the M3/M4 is far better

    • Rage says:

      1)Official Ring lap board. 45 position. 7:39 he give 10 sec at Mercs C63 AMG Black Series and 9 sec at M3GTS made by factory drivers.
      2) The excuse of the different track conditions is a your big lack in sportsmanship.
      3) Isn’t true at all, Nissan GT-R have 30 HP less than Giulia but he did a better time on Ring.
      4) Don’t be ridiculous, and don’t be a BMW fanboy, be objective…if you’re able do do it.

      • Nissan GT-R is is a 2-door 2+2 coupè supercar with tail wing, the Alfa a 4-door 5 seats.sedan.. 2 doors more = 50-60 kg more. The Alfa Giulia has boosted the own time from 7,39 to 7,36 sec, they plan to bring it between 7,26- 7,29 sec befor they make it ufficial
        To the time the Alfa Giulia set the first time, the Nürburgring was limited in speed in certain part of the track.

  8. Roland Renno says:

    I am a racist BMW fan but with 510hp vs. 431hp, BMW needs to understand that the 3.0 litre turbo-charged engine in the M3/M4 is a piece of crap.

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