[Video] Spied – Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV at the Nurburgring, records may be broken image

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.