2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Alfa Romeo's Giulia QV Is Quicker And Prettier Than The BMW M4

It's the quickest sedan around the Green Hell.

The Nurburgringis not the be-all-end-all track for automakers anymore. There’s no way to checkan automaker’s lap times, other than a Boy Scout’s honor. Alfa Romeo claimsthat the Giulia QV has lapped the Green Hell in 7 minutes and 39 seconds. Toput that into perspective, that’s faster than a Lamborghini Murcielago and aroundthe same time as the Lexus LFA. Yes, a four-door sedan that can seat fivecomfortably is just as fast around a treacherous circuit as supercars. That’s astep in the right direction for turbocharged vehicles.

The Giulia QV’slap time is a full 13 seconds quicker than the BMW M4 and may be the newbenchmark for future sports cars. With a Ferrari-inspired 3.0-liter twin-turboV6 under the hood that makes 503 hp, we weren’t surprised the Giulia QVbeat the M4, but we weren’t expecting it to be by such a large margin. The GiuliaQV will start at approximately $89,000 in Italy with pricing for the US yet tobe released. With sales expected to start soon, we’re never been more excitedabout a four-door sedan.

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