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.
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.
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]