Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio breaks SUV Nurburgring record

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Nurburgring SUV lap record

Seven minutes and fifty one seconds. That’s all it took for Alfa Romeo’s new SUV to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.

The Italian company now boasts that the Stelvio is the world’s fastest production SUV, eclipsing the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S which set a ‘Ring time of 7:59.7 back in 2014.

The key to its outstanding pace is the 2.9-litre V6 which has two turbochargers, producing 510hp. Not bad for an off-the-shelf number. Also helping is the judicious use of lightweight materials to offset heavier ones, creating the perfect 50:50 weight distribution.

Options fitted included ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre shell Sparco racing seats, and high-performance Brembo carbon-ceramic material (CCM) brakes.

You can watch a video of the Stelvio’s run below.