Faster on the Nurburgring than
BMW M4, Ford GT, Porsche Panamera Turbo S and the Porsche 911 GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo and Gallardo LP560-4 as well as Ferrari 430 etc.:
its No. 91 – also see the lap by clicking ”watch on board” . It’s the fastest lap time ever for a blo.. SUV.
The lap time for Porsche Cayenne Turbo S was 7:59.74.That is 8 seconds (eight!
) slower than the Stelvio Quadrifoglio lap time of 7:51:7. The Porsche is now only the second fastest SUV, but it didn’t even make the Nurburgring top-100 list.
Top Gear wrote:
“So far, so good, for a blasphemous SUV. Next you’ll be arguing it does corners too ?
Brace yourself. The Stelvio QV handles sensationally well for an SUV. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that no fast SUV nails such a close impression of its supersaloon cousin as the Alfa.
It’s maintained the Giulia’s sense of agility, of deftness, and super-sharp steering that’s matched by deft, controlled chassis (mis)behaviour. There’s something approaching delicacy about thr way it attacks a road…”
And the Autocar review :
Clarkson reviewed the initial diesel, and he very precisely expressed the feelings I had for SUVs, until a dealer offered me a test drive in an Alfa Stelvio diesel a month ago. It actually handles better than most 4 door saloon cars on the marked right now.
The Stelvio diesel version was rated 4 stars out of 5 by Clarkson – while in the same review he was trasehing the “Aldi” Q5 and the Levante :
With this incredible Stelvio Quadrifoglio, Alfa Romeo is really making us reconsider, what a very fast car could look like.
That’s no less than cool for me!
Happy New year !