The 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV will be the newest addition to the performance compact car arena when it arrives next year, so it’s likely Alfa Romeo will see to it that it’s faster than the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, BMW M4, Cadillac ATS-V and Lexus RC-F. But if a lap time registered on Fastestlaps.com is to be believed, the Giulia QV won’t just be faster than those offerings, it will run laps around them.
The Giulia QV is powered by a Ferrari derived 503 horsepower 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6, which should provide ample performance when paired with its perfect 50/50 weight distribution and Torque Vectoring differential. However the BMW M4 ran a ‘Ring time of 7:52.00, which would make the Giulia almost a full ten seconds faster than the M car, a century when talking lap times.
While the claimed time does seem a bit implausible, it’s not entirely impossible. The Camaro Z/28, for example, ran a 7:37.40, and it is heavier than the Giulia QV will be with the same amount of horsepower. The Camaro was probably helped along by its Pirelli Trofeo R tires, but there’s nothing stopping Alfa from offering equally as sticky tires on the Giulia.
Even though the time is somewhat believeable, anyone can go onto Fastestlaps.com and edit the Nurburgring times, so any Alfa fan could’ve entered the 7:43.00 time in hopes their new favorite performance compact will walk all over the M3. If the Giulia does post a Nurburgring lap, we won’t be believing anything other than an official announcement from Alfa Romeo.