2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition is suppose to celebrate vintage Giulia racing successes at the Nurburgring

Alfa Romeo is celebrating its incredible Nurburgring heritage with the all-new 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition. Creating a car that pays homage to the most fantastic track in the world isn’t anything new in the car world, but Alfa Romeo probably has more reasons for it than anyone else. Not only did it win the 1935 Grand Prix at the ’Ring in front of the Third Reich officers, but the racing cars based on the 1960’s Giulia sedan, and its numerous versions dominated the Nurburgring track winning 12 times in the ’60s. Thanks to such incredible results, Alfa Romeo revealed the 2019 Giulia Qaudrifoglio NRing Edition - an extremely limited version of the Giulia Quadrifoglio available in the U.S. and Canada.

With subtle and somewhat lackluster additions, the NRing Edition manages to capture the magic of the most famous racetrack in the world in an effort to create an Alfa Romeo myth for the upcoming generations. This is how you make a brand.

What Makes The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition Special?

 I Configured the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition and Saved 9 Grand
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I have to say that for the end user the Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition does not bring that many novelties.

In fact, if you take a deep dive into the Alfa Romeo Giulia Qadrifoglio options list, you can create something similar to the Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition. More on that later.

See, to make it somewhat unique, Alfa Romeo decided to garnish it with as much black as possible. Save for the paint. That’s a special matte Circuito Gray. The wheels are black, the Giulia plaque at the back too. Then, the exterior carbon fiber package gives somewhat meaner attitude to the Giulia QV. It includes the mirror caps, and, more importantly, Carbon fiber V scudetto grille. Cool.

 I Configured the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition and Saved 9 Grand
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The car rides on the 19-inch wheels and has those striking red calipers.

They can hug carbon ceramic ultra high-performance Brembo discs, but you don’t have to opt for it. Carbon Ceramic brake system is an $8,000 option - for the NRing and the "standard" Giulia QV.

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Moving inside, you can see cool steering wheel with the carbon-fiber inserts, lovely red and black two-tone visage, and red stitching.

If you pay $3,500 more, you can get carbon-fiber Sparco racing seats. I am not sure you need them.

Building Your Own NRing Edition

 I Configured the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition and Saved 9 Grand
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Now, let me configure all the stuff from the NRing on the Giulia Quadrifoglio and see what's the price difference between the NRing and the standard Quadrifoglio.

Check out the result here.

True, I couldn’t choose that matte Circuito Gray exterior hue. I chose the Vesuvio Gray Metallic (a $600 option). The Circuito Gray is apparently exclusive for the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRing Edition. I think that I’ve added everything else.

The thing is that I managed to build the Giulia QV NRing Edition by adding already existing stuff to the standard Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde. Upgrades include:

  • Vesuvio Gray Metallic - $600
  • Dark 5-hole wheels - $500
  • Colored Brake Callipers - $350
  • Exposed Carbon Fiber Roof - $2,000
  • Exterior Carbon Fiber Package - $1,100
  • Quadrifoglio Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel - $400
  • Premium Thatcham Security Equipment - $400
  • Driver Assist Dynamic Package - $1,200
  • Cargo Convenience Package - $250
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio configurator tells me that I can buy the car for $82,390 (with the destination charge). That's $9,095 less than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition that sells for $91,485 (with the destination charge).

I wondered if I could find anything worth a premium of 9 grand. As far as I can see, the only difference between the car I configured and the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition is a carbon fiber bezel on the shifter and a serial number badge on the passenger dash. And yes - the paint. No way in hell that this can be worth that much money. But the heritage and the exclusivity can.

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See, not only did Alfa Romeo bring astonishing results on the ’Ring with the Giulia in the ’60s, but the Giulia QV managed to lap the Green Hell in 7 minutes and 32 seconds. A legitimate justification for a celebration of this magnitude.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia & Stelvio Quadrifoglio specifications
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
Engine 2.9-Liter Twin Turbocharged 2.9-Liter Twin Turbocharged
Horsepower 505 HP @ 6,500 RPM 505 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 443 LB-FT @ 2,500-5,500 RPM 443 LB-FT @ 2,500-5,500 RPM
0 to 60 mph 3.8 seconds 3.8 seconds
Top Speed 191 mph 176 mph

Conclusion

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The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia NRing Edition appeared almost a year ago in the European market. It is much the same as the one we have now, but Europeans, for their price premium, got an excellent "Welcome Kit" that comes with racing gloves, a jacket, and a scale model. I didn’t see Alfa Romeo mention that for the U.S. It did say that the U.S. and Canada will get only 55 units of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio NRing Edition.

Further Reading

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop Exclusive Renderings
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Read our speculative review on the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio - Driven
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Read our full driven review on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

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