Alfa Romeo 4C laps Ring in 8:04

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo is the latest manufacturer to start boasting about Nürburgring lap times. This video shows the sexy 4C lapping the Nordschleife in 8 minutes 4 seconds.

Horst von Saurma was the man at the wheel and Alfa Romeo is claiming this time as a record. We’re not sure how or why, but they’ll find a way to justify it. Let’s face it, these lap times are nothing more than dick waving marketing exercises anyway.

To be clear, a low 8 minutes time is very fast. But we’d kind of like to think that a 177kW mid-engined rear-wheel drive sportscar with a dry weight of just 895kg might be quite a bit quicker than a front-wheel drive hatchback, but maybe that’s just us.

[Thanks to Craig for the tip]