The Italian brand promised it will try to demolish the current Nurburgring lap record time in the crossover category – currently held by the mighty Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.
Now there’s a spy video showcasing the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio undergoing testing at the Nurburgring – though curiously the prototypes are covered in heavy camouflage. Naturally, one can assume the final goal is not just to hone the skills of the high-performance SUV before hitting the production block, but to make sure they can announce an SUV lap record, much the same way as they did with the Giulia QV. As a reminder, the latter took the Nurburgring lap record in its category twice – first time with the manual gearbox, and after it was bested by the second-generation Porsche Panamera they also opted for an automatic run – equally successful.
Oddly enough, the prototypes seen here are wrapped in camouflage – unnecessary since the SUV has been presented to the entire world since November last year, complete with the high-powered 510 hp version. Interestingly enough – incremental weather at the Nurburgring doesn’t mean the drivers won’t be out testing – no power laps were possible in the rain, but good old sliding fun quickly ensued. The Zuffenhausen crossover, as a reminder, posted a time to beat of 7:59.74, way back in January 2015.