Alfa Romeo to bring special edition Giulia and Stelvio Nurburgring editions to Geneva
Alfa Romeo will be hitting Geneva with two very special editions of its Giulia saloon and Stelvio SUV. Celebrating two record-breaking lap times around the Nurburgring circuit, the brand will reveal Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nring editions.
The pair celebrate the Giulia QV's record-breaking 7min, 32sec lap time back in 2016 – a record for four-door production saloons around the circuit, albeit one since beaten by the Jaguar XE SV Project 8. It also marks the Stelvio's current record for the fastest production SUV of 7min, 52sec.
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The two cars will be limited to 108 models each – one for every year Alfa Romeo has been around. Both are mechanically similar, and retain the standard car's engine – though as a 2.9-litre V6 with 503bhp, it's not exactly lacking in grunt. Standard carbon-ceramic brakes ensure the car should stop as well as it goes.
Nring tweaks include a bare carbon-fibre roof for the Giulia and carbon-fibre door mirrors and side skirt inserts on both cars. They will be painted in an exclusive grey hue named Circuito Grey, and gain extra interior equipment including tinted windows, active cruise control, an 8.8-inch infotainment display and Harman Kardon sound system.
Also included are bespoke floor mats, extra carbon-fibre inserts for the interior and Sparco racing seats.
Alfa Romeo hasn't yet revealed any pricing information. The two will be going on display at the Geneva Motor Show alongside a new version of the Giulia Veloce, named the Ti. It gains a black roof, carbon detailing, 19-inch alloy wheels and a glorious Racing Red paint scheme.
Also on display, the new 4C gains a refresh with trim levels named Competizione Coupe and Italia Spider. They're finished in Vesuvio Grey and Misano Blue respectively, and gain a richer list of standard equipment, including carbon accents and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system.