At the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, Alfa Romeo has confirmed that the potent Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde (QV) has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany in a blistering 7 minutes and 39 seconds.

That lap time puts it an impressive nine seconds ahead of the BMW M4 and is actually the record for a production sedan. Helping to make the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV so potent is its Ferrari-derived 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine pumping out 503 hp. That engine can be coupled with either a manual or automatic transmission with drive being sent through either the rear wheels or all four wheels. It remains to be seen if Alfa Romeo’s Nurburgring lapping prototype was rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

In terms of pricing, the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV will start at 79,000 euros in its local market of Italy. When equipped with carbon ceramic brakes and carbon fibre seats however, that price rises significantly to 95,000 euros. Sales will kick start in the last quarter of the year.

Other key elements of the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV are its torque vectoring system, active front splitter and perfect 50:50 weight distribution. The car also tips the scales at just 1524 kg giving it the best power-to-weight ratio in its class.

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