Track times can vary depending on the driver, weather condition and the track itself. The Fast Lane Car took an Alfa Romeo Giulia QV to IMI Motorsports and the results may surprise a few of you.
Alfa Romeo’s newest sedan is by no means a slacker, with a Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine under its hood. All 505 ponies and 443 lb-ft of torque are sent to its rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds before hitting a maximum speed of 191 mph (307 km/h).
Tackling corners is where the Giulia QV truly shines as indicated by its Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 32 seconds, making it the fastest production sedan to take on the infamous track. In this case, it clocked in at an impressive 1:04.45 minutes. Not a bad time at all, but what’s surprising is the other models that posted even faster times on the TFL leaderboards.
One of them being a beefy 5,185 lbs BMW X6 M with a time of 1:04.37 minutes. The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine may be cranking out more power at 567 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, but that’s still a lot of weight to move around a track.
Then there’s the Ford Focus RS with a time of 1:04.09 minutes. It may be a hot hatch, but the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine’s output of 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque is significantly less than the Giulia QV.
Let us know what you think of these leaderboard times below.