Alfa Romeo to commemorate 'Ring records with NRING editionsby Ben Hsu
The Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio get unique paint and loads of carbon fiber.
Alfa Romeo will debut two special edition cars at the Geneva Motor Show this month to mark their respective Nürburgring records. The Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING editions commemorate each car's setting of a top production car lap time around the famed German race track.
Back in September 2016, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio set a record for production four-door sedans by completing the 12.9-mile circuit in 7 minutes and 32 seconds. A year later, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio did the same in 7:52, setting a new SUV record. Technically, the Giulia no longer holds the record, having been bested by the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 last fall, but who's counting?
Each Quadrifoglio NRING car will come in exclusive Circuito Gray paint and lots of carbon fiber trim. The Giulia gets a carbon fiber roof, while both vehicles will receive side mirror caps, steering wheel accents, shift knobs, and Sparco racing seat shells — all made of carbon fiber. Even the front badges are made of carbon fiber.
Performance-wise, Alfa Romeo made no mention of powertrain improvements, but carbon-ceramic brakes will come on NRING editions of both cars. Tinted windows will come standard, but black leather interior will feature a splash of color with red stitching and floor mats.
Only 108 examples of each car will be made, marking the number of years Alfa Romeo has been in business. Each car will have a numbered plaque in a dashboard insert — which is made of carbon fiber, of course.