To celebrate two separate records at the famed Nurburgring circuit, Alfa Romeo plans to offer special-edition versions of its Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan and Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV, and will bring both to the Geneva auto show in a matter of days.
Back in 2016, the Giulia Quadrifoglio set a lap time of 7 minutes, 32 seconds around the ‘Ring, making it the fastest production sedan (at the time) to lap the circuit. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio followed a year later with a lap of 7 minutes, 51.7 seconds. The Stelvio’s record stands to this day even though the Giulia’s was surpassed a short time later by a Jaguar XE SV Project 8.
And to celebrate both records, the Italian automaker will build 108 examples of “NRING” editions of each model, signifying the 108 years of the Alfa Romeo marque.
Each NRING edition will wear an exclusive Circuito gray color and feature carbon-fiber side skirt inserts, mirror caps and front badges. Each NRING edition will also feature an Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel, Sparco racing seats with red stitching and a Mopar automatic transmission knob with a carbon-fiber insert. When it comes to infotainment, both versions will come optioned with Alfa Connect 3-D Nav infotainment systems with 8.8-inch screens and the Harman Kardon premium audio package. The biggest change in terms of equipment will be an all-new bare carbon-fiber roof for the Giulia.
The interiors of both models will feature special trim and badges.
“It is no coincidence that these two outstanding cars bear the name of the famous German circuit: Alfa Romeo cars started to record victories at the Nurburgring in the 1930s, in the hands of world-class drivers such as Tazio Nuvolari, who won the German Grand Prix at the wheel of a 8C 2300 Tipo Monza in 1932 and a Tipo B-P3 in 1935,” Alfa Romeo said in announcing the special-edition vehicles. “Other memorable years were 1966, when the Giulia Sprint GTA became the first GT to make it round the ‘Ring in under 10 minutes, and 1975, when the 33 TT 12 driven by Arturo Merzario triumphed in Germany before going on to win the World Sportscar Championship. Last but not least, on June 10, 1993, Nicola Larini’s 155 V6 Ti won both heats of the most prestigious race of the DTM championship, held on the Nurburgring circuit. The Italian driver repeated Nuvolari’s feat by winning the race with a crushing victory over the other cars, all of them German.”
No word yet on how many of these special-edition vehicles (if any) the U.S. will get, but as the Geneva auto show gets going we hope to hear more concrete details about price and availability.