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.