There has been a lot of talk about the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV setting a lap record on the Nurburgring. The record, according to unofficial various reports, is 7:43 min. When compared to the BMW M4 – 7:52min – the Alfa clearly has an edge over it. The Alfa Romeo Giulia QV is powered by a Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine delivering 510 horsepower compared to 425 horsepower in the BMW M4 model.

Additionally, there are rumors that the Alfa is actually powered by an engine which displaces a lot more horsepower – 510 – which is enough to push the Giulia QV from rest to 100km/h in mere 3.9 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 321 km/h (200 mph). So far, it has been all hearsay combined with Internet hype.

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The lap time of the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV is better than the time set by the Audi R8 V10, BMW M4 Coupe and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. When compared with the BMW M4 GTS, the Giulia is likely to feel less track-ready, yet we won’t know for sure until we drive them back-to-back on the ‘Ring.

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