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2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio becomes fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has lapped the Nurburgring in 7min51.7secs to become the world’s fastest production SUV.

THE ALFA ROMEO STELVIO Quadrifoglio has lapped the Nurburgring in a record-setting time of 7min58secs to steal the title of world’s fastest production SUV from the Range Rover Sport SVR going eight seconds faster.

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio record was set by Fabio Francia, the same driver who also set the track record for the fastest four-door sedan in the world on the Nürburgring with the Giulia Quadrifoglio in a time of just 7 minutes and 32 seconds.

“We specifically engineered and designed the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to set world-class benchmarks and it did not disappoint with a world-record Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo.

“We’re proud to now hold two Nürburgring lap time records with the Giulia Quadrifoglio as the fastest four-door production sedan and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as the fastest production SUV.”

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6, gets all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. No pricing has been announced for the Stelvio QV in Australia, but it will offer performance options, including carbon-fibre shell Sparco racing seats and Brembo carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brake system.

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