The 2018 Alpha Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio seems to be the SUV king of the Nurburgring track – setting a lap time record of 7 minutes, 51.7 seconds – becoming the fastest production SUV around the 'Ring. But, there are some inconsistencies in the video proof...
The Stelvio Quadrifiglio V6 sends 505hp and 443 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed automatic into an all-wheel-drive system. This is good enough to get from dead still to 60mph in a mere 3.9 seconds.
Apparently, it is also good enough to lap the 12.9-mile Nordschleife circuit faster than any production SUV before.
When you put the numbers into perspective, the Stelvio lapped the 'Ring faster than the previous-generation Ford GT, an E60 (2005-2010) BMW M5 and a Lamborghini Gallardo.
That's pretty impressive if you need a car to drive your kids around and then suddenly head off to the racing track.
However, there is some controversy surrounding the lap time from the video...
According to popular racing website Bridge to Gantry, the video is cut together from multiple laps. Although that might not necessarily undermine the lap time itself, it does raise questions about how the numbers were achieved. Certain sections of the lap repeat on the video, while others are simply left out.
Guess we'll have to wait to hear comments from Alfa itself! What do you think? Comment below.