Nürburgring-inspired special editions pay tribute to the brand’s effort in breaking Nordschleife records; Alfa will take a variety of tweaked models to the show

Alfa Romeo has unveiled NRING editions of its Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio models at the Geneva motor show, in celebration of its record-setting laps of the Nürburgring for a four-door saloon and an SUV.

Performance is unchanged, so both cars retain the 503bhp 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine used by the respective standard variants. That means a top speed of 191mph and 0-62mph time of 3.9sec for the Giulia, and 176mph and 62mph in 3.8sec for the Stelvio

108 of each NRING edition will be made, one for each year of Alfa Romeo’s history, with collectors and loyal Alfa Romeo customers targeted for the limited-run cars. 

Carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco carbonfibre seats, carbonfibre interior trim, a Mopar-branded gear shifter and Mopar floor mats are included, while the cars are differentiated on the exterior by 'NRING' badges as well as carbonfibre mirror caps and side skirts. The Giulia gets exposed carbonfibre on its roof, too.

Equipment is upgraded to include adaptive cruise control and a premium sound system.

The Stelvio’s SUV lap record of the Nürburgring of 7min 51.7sec, revealed back in September, broke the Range Rover Sport SVR’s record of 8min 14sec, while the Giulia set a lap record of 7min, 32sec. The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 has since deposed the Giulia QV with a time of 7min 21.2sec.

The two variants will sit on Alfa Romeo's Geneva show stand alongside the Stelvio, which gets a new Performance Pack adding a locking rear differential, aluminium paddle shifters and Alfa’s active suspension system. 

A Giulia Veloce Ti edition, which adds a extra equipment and 'Turismo Internazionale' badging to Alfa’s warm Giulia is also on show, as are Competizione and Italia versions of the 4C Coupé and Spider.

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1 March 2018

I read on here about the “new” Senna edition that’s coming out,it has no change in spec other than a few bit of a Carbon detailing and a fancy badge all for £300,000 on top of th e asking price, so, what’s the extra on the Stelvio going to be for what is a facelift....?!

Peter Cavellini.

1 March 2018

Why the Mopar branding? It'd be like having Audi branded floor mats in a Bentley.


1 March 2018
bomb wrote:

Why the Mopar branding? It'd be like having Audi branded floor mats in a Bentley.

It’s a mistake: either there is no such branding or the writer neglected to provide the explanation eg it’s short for the Italian “Molto Paralitico” which means very drunk.

2 March 2018
275not599 wrote:

bomb wrote:

Why the Mopar branding? It'd be like having Audi branded floor mats in a Bentley.

It’s a mistake: either there is no such branding or the writer neglected to provide the explanation eg it’s short for the Italian “Molto Paralitico” which means very drunk.

I thought Mopar was originally Chrysler's, and now FCA's automotive parts company.

2 March 2018

An Alfa, named after a mountain Pass in Italy and an old race track in Germany, then accessorised with tenuously labled items more appropriate to the American arm of the owning company. I really like the Stelvio but find this kind of marketing contrived, or actually, naff. 

6 March 2018
turini wrote:

I really like the Stelvio but find this kind of marketing contrived, or actually, naff. 

Agreed. It just smacks of desparation. Its like they went "We've no new products in the pipeline, so lets put a new colour on our existing cars so that we can still be relevant at the car show"

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