Limited to only 108 examples

Once among the greatest auto companies in the world, Alfa Romeo began to struggle in the 1980s. And needless to say, the 1990s and 2000s weren’t exactly great either. But the Italians regrouped and launched the 4C, thus regaining some of its past glory. The Giulia joined in to give Alfa Romeo its much-needed performance sedan, but the FCA-owned brand also jumped on the SUV bandwagon and introduced the Stelvio. Put into production 2016, the Stelvio also gained the famed Quadrifoglio package and went on to set a new lap record for SUVs on the iconic Nurburgring track. To celebrate the event, Alfa Romeo created the Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring Edition, an extremely limited version of the performance hauler.

Currently the fastest production SUV around the Nurburgring, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio lapped the German track in seven minutes and 51.7 seconds. The tribute model comes in the same specs as the vehicle that set the record, but with a few extras on top. It’s also limited to only 108 units, one for each year that passed since Alfa Romeo was established in Milan, Italy. Let’s find out what the Nurburgring Edition brings to the table in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nürburgring Edition.

What makes the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nürburgring Edition special

  • Carbon-fiber badge
  • Carbon-fiber side skirt inserts
  • Tinted windows
  • Sparco racing seats
  • Mopar gearshift knob
  • Leather/Alcantara steering wheel
  • Mopar floor mats
  • Turbo, 2.9-liter V-6
  • 505 horsepower
  • 443 pound-feet of torque
  • Only 108 units made
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Add-ons are almost absent on the outside, as they include just a few carbon-fiber bits

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio Nurburgring Edition may not seem that special on the outside, but that’s because Alfa Romeo wanted to keep the SUV as simple as possible. Add-ons are almost absent on the outside, as they include just a few carbon-fiber bits, like the front badge, the mirror caps, and the side skirt inserts. Oh, and it has tinted windows for a sportier look and enhanced privacy. Unfortunately, the SUV doesn’t get the bare carbon-fiber roof from the Giulia Quadrifoglio Nurburgring Edition.

More new features can be found on the inside, where Alfa Romeo added Sparco racing seats with carbon-fiber shell structure and red stitching, as well as a Mopar gearshift knob with carbon-fiber insert. The steering wheel is unique too, featuring leather and Alcantara, and carbon-fiber inserts. The Mopar-made floor mats have red logos. Convenience features are pretty much similar to the regular model. Highlights include active cruise control, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, the Alfa Connect 3D Nav infotainment system with 8.8-inch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and DAB.

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Under the hood, the Nurburgring Edition is equipped with the same 2.9-liter V-6 as the regular Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Under the hood, the Nurburgring Edition is equipped with the same 2.9-liter V-6 as the regular Stelvio Quadrifoglio model. But this doesn’t make it mundane, as the biturbo mill co-developed with Ferrari cranks out a solid 510 PS and 600 Nm of torque (505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet). Charging from 0 to 62 mph takes only 3.8 seconds while top speed goes as high as 283 kph (176 mph). All the power goes to the wheels through an automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. The carbon-ceramic brakes provide the necessary stopping power.

Production is limited to 108 units, one for each year of the history of Alfa Romeo. The brand says that this model is for collectors and the most loyal customers, so buying one might be an issue. Considering that the limited run isn’t sold out already.


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Alfa Romeo cars have been delighting motorists for 108 years with their Italian style, which evokes performance, technology and driving pleasure just waiting to be unleashed at a turn of the ignition key. This year, visitors to the Geneva International Motor Show will clearly perceive that the brand has further evolved towards more extreme performance, exclusiveness and the opportunity for owners to customise their Alfa Romeo with care and a choice of details reserved for top fashion houses. The distinctive features of a tailored garment are all present in the mechanical creations displayed in Geneva: Stelvio, Giulia, 4C Spider and 4C Coupé are sure to fascinate enthusiasts and onlookers with their new looks, some focused on performance and others on premium materials, also through exquisite special series.
All eyes will be on the exciting Nürburgring Edition of Stelvio Quadrifoglio sporting the "NRING" badge, of which 108 will be made, one for each year of the history of Alfa Romeo. This is not just a car; it is the tangible expression of invention, hard work and dedication, the secret to achieving the most ambitious goals and smashing enduring records, and also expressing an almost sensual pleasure in the result attained. The special Nürburgring Edition sporting the "NRING" badge celebrates the SUV capable of doing a lap of the legendary circuit in 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, the fastest time ever in its class. Quadrifoglio: one word is enough to identify a car in a class of its own, that defies all normal categorisation. This applies to both Stelvio and to Giulia, which also ready to stun the public in Geneva and continue to seduce, on a daily basis, the 108 lucky owners of the special Nürburgring Edition, sporting the "NRING" badge, through, for example, the 2.9 V6 Twin-Turbo 510 HP engine, the Torque Vectoring differential and Chassis Domain Control (CDC) that characterise this model, in addition to a specific livery, a prestigious name and details that contribute to making it a supreme example of Alfa Romeo excellence.
It is no coincidence that these two outstanding cars bear the name of the famous German circuit: Alfa Romeo cars started to record victories at the Nürburgring in the 1930s, in the hands of world class drivers such as Tazio Nuvolari, who won the German Grand Prix at the wheel of a 8C 2300 Tipo Monza in 1932 and a Tipo B-P3 in 1935. Other memorable years were 1966, when the Giulia Sprint GTA became the first GT to make it round the ’Ring in under ten minutes, and 1975, when the 33 TT 12 driven by Arturo Merzario triumphed in Germany before going on to win the World Sportscar Championship. Last but not least, on June 10, 1993, Nicola Larini’s 155 V6 Ti won both heats of the most prestigious race of the "DTM" championship, held on the Nürburgring circuit. The Italian driver repeated Nuvolari’s feat by winning the race with a crushing victory over the other cars, all of them German.
Racing track thrills will be found in the Quadrifoglio area, where the Stelvio and Giulia Nürburgring Edition proudly sporting the "NRING" badge celebrate the records scored by the two models, and continue in the space dedicated to Giulia Veloce Ti and to Stelvio Super with Pack Sport, the new Performance Pack and new leather dashboard and door panels. Both cars are equipped with Q4 all-wheel drive. The more elegant personality of the brand is expressed by the Luxury Pack on Stelvio and Giulia, while its sporty, bespoke spirit is embodied by the 4C range, with the "Competizione" and "Italia" special editions created for Coupé and Spider.

The Nürburgring Edition Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio "NRING"

Stars of the show will surely be the Nürburgring Edition Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio "NRING" and Giulia Quadrifoglio "NRING", two limited-edition, special series created to celebrate the records scored by Alfa Romeo on the legendary German race track. Stelvio holds the record for its segment, with a lap time of 7 minutes, 51.7 seconds; it is the fastest SUV, equipped with the remarkable 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine delivering 510 HP and 600 Nm of torque, powering a top speed of 283 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. Giulia Quadrifoglio is the record-holder for standard production four-door sedans, with a lap time of 7’32", achieved thanks to its superlative handling, top speed of 307 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
Just 108 of each model will be made for collectors and the most loyal Alfa Romeo customers. The new limited editions have exclusive contents, such as the numbered badge in the carbon fibre dashboard insert, and the unique Circuito Grey livery, exclusive for this limited edition.
In addition to the features of excellence that characterise all Quadrifoglio cars, standard equipment on the "NRING" special series includes carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, Mopar® automatic transmission knob with carbon insert, leather and Alcantara steering wheel, also with carbon inserts. The front badge and the rearview mirror caps are made of carbon fibre, like the side skirt inserts. Not to mention tinted windows, active cruise control, the Harman Kardon premium audio package, and the AlfaTM Connect 3D Nav infotainment system with 8.8’’ screen, Apple CarPlayTM, Android AutoTM and DAB. Giulia premieres a new bare carbon roof. Both have mats with red logo developed by Mopar.
Stelvio and Giulia Quadrifoglio Nürburgring Edition sporting the "NRING" badge, are beyond top-range and perfectly showcase the excellence of Alfa Romeo.

The Quadrifoglio models are paragons of engineering quality and superior performance in themselves. For example, on Stelvio, for the first time, the 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo powerplant is combined with the innovative Q4 all-wheel drive system, with its guarantees of unbeatable performance, traction, driving pleasure and safety in all situations. Both cars also incorporate AlfaTM Chassis Domain Control, which coordinates all the on-board electronic systems, to deliver the best performance and the utmost driving pleasure at all times. Specifically, the system manages and simultaneously assigns specific tasks to the various active systems, such as Q4 all-wheel drive (on Stelvio Quadrifoglio), AlfaTM Active Torque Vectoring system, AlfaTM Active Suspension, ESC and AlfaTM DNA Pro selector with Race function. The Torque Vectoring technology optimises Stelvio and Giulia’s drive distribution and accentuates their sporting character. The two electronically controlled clutches in the Torque Vectoring system make it possible to control torque delivery to each wheel separately. This ensures the optimal transfer of power to the ground even when the car is pushed to its dynamic limits. So driving is safe and fun without ever running up against an invasive stability control system.
The 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, supplied as standard, is specifically calibrated to shift in just 150 milliseconds in Race mode. The transmission has a lock-up clutch to give the driver a powerful, precise feeling of in-gear acceleration. Depending on the DNA mode set, new auto ’box optimises fluidity, comfort and ease of driving in all environments, including around town, and further improves fuel efficiency and cuts CO2 emissions.
So the excellence on offer is not just in performance: both the Alfa Romeo sports SUV and the sedan are also incredibly efficient in terms of emission and fuel efficiency, thanks also to their electronically controlled cylinder deactivation system and the sailing function, available in Advanced Efficiency driving mode. Last but not least, to maximise the driving experience, they are both equipped with paddle shifters machined from solid aluminium which are integral with the steering column.

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