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I wonder whether this was the same green Benz.
 

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Quad details:

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-at-lightning-lap-2017-feature

Lap Time: 2:58.6
Class: LL3
Base Price: $82,095
As-Tested Price: $90,245
Power and Weight: 505 hp • 3753 lb • 7.4 lb/hp
Tires: Pirelli P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico 2, F: 245/35ZR-19 (93Y) R: 285/30ZR-19 (98Y)
There are few cars that, at first sight, inspire the emotional response the Giulia does. Unfortunately, aesthetics matter not one bit at Lightning Lap. Instead, performance and reliability are paramount. And reliability has been something of an issue for Alfa. While a new one hasn’t yet stranded us, every Giulia we’ve driven outside of a press event has been finicky.
But with 505 Ferrari-derived horsepower from a twin-turbo V-6 and Pirelli P Zero Corsa Asimmetrico 2 tires, our expectations for the Giulia Quadrifoglio were high—indeed, Snoop Dogg high. The thin-rimmed steering wheel is ultra lively. Unlike the Panamera, the Giulia’s steering leaps off-center and the car darts for apexes. It’s almost as if there are only two modes: Straight Ahead and Maximum Cornering.
We’ve lamented, during street drives, the Quadrifoglio’s wooden-feeling brake pedal. But at the end of VIR’s front straight, where the Giulia clocks in at 146.0 mph, the binders are speed-shedding magic. The pedal still feels a bit numb, which makes it difficult to administer the modulation needed for trailing through a corner. But there’s no denying the force of the brakes. Sparco buckets, a $2750 option, are a must for any track-bound Alfa.

But on the first day of damp lapping, the Alfa began acting as if it were suffering from fuel starvation in the tight left-hand Turn 4, even as its gauge indicated a quarter-tank of gas. This can happen when driving a street car on a track, so we didn’t think much of it. But then it happened again in the same spot, with three-quarters of a tank. And again in the right-hand Oak Tree.
With the mechanical glitches, it was difficult to find a rhythm with the Giulia. Our best time, 2:58.6, was on a ragged set of Pirellis. With some good fortune, the Alfa might have turned a quicker lap. Don’t be surprised if you see another Quadrifoglio at a future Lightning Lap.
 

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