Alfa’s ’Ring of confidence

ALFA Romeo is claiming a new record around Germany’s Nurburgring circuit for its Giulia, a 7min 39sec lap marking a new best for production sedans. While there’s no video proof of the lap in question, the mark is an impressive 13 seconds quicker than that for a BMW M3. While the 375kW Giulia delivers a clear power advantage over the iconic Bavarian, a lap time that is also on a par with a Ferrari 430 Scuderia or a Lexus LFA sets a class benchmark that will take some beating.