Alfa Romeo recently took the 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio to the Nürburgring where it lapped the 12.9-mile Nordschleife in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds. That time is a full eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record!

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio record was set by Fabio Francia, the same guy who also set a record for the fastest four-door sedan in the world on the Nürburgring with the Giulia Quadrifoglio with a time of 7 minutes 32 seconds.

“We specifically engineered and designed the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to set world-class benchmarks and it did not disappoint with a world-record Nürburgring lap time of 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Alfa Romeo. “We’re proud to now hold two Nürburgring lap time records with the Giulia Quadrifoglio as the fastest four-door production sedan and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as the fastest production SUV.”

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring

The 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with 505 horsepower and 443 lb.-ft. of torque. Alfa Romeo hasn’t announced the pricing, but the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will arrive in early 2018.

Source: Alfa Romeo