The Alfa Romeo 4C sport-car has broken a Nurburgring record! No it has not managed to beat the Porsche 918 Spyder or LaFerrari, but instead has taken the title of the fastest production car that produces less than 250hp lap time. On 12th September the 4C lapped the ‘Ring in a very respectable 8:04. By comparison the Aston Martin DBS can lap the circuit in 8:02, the BMW E92 M3 in 8:05, the BMW Z4 M Coupe in 8:12 and most importantly, the Porsche Boxster S in 8:10. This lap time confirms reports from earlier this month suggesting an 8:04 had been accomplished.
The Alfa Romeo 4C features a 1.75-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine delivering 241hp at 6,000rpm and 350Nm of torque at 2,100rpm-3,750rpm. While such a powertrain doesn’t sound all that impressive, the 895kg dry weight of the Alfa Romeo 4C will make it sprint to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds. A true lightweight fighter!