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Alfa Romeo 4C laps Ring in 8:04

October 20th, 2013 Posted in Alfa Romeo, Lap times, Track guides, Video

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]

  1. 3 Responses to “Alfa Romeo 4C laps Ring in 8:04”

  2. By Craig on Oct 20, 2013

    “The time is a precious few seconds shy of the 325hp Porsche Cayman S’s 7min 55sec – though in truth, the 4C competes more directly with the base, 275hp Cayman, which has not logged an official ‘Ring time yet. The 4C’s time is sufficient to land it the record for cars producing less than 250hp.” – BBC

    http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20131018-alfas-4c-runs-the-ring

    I want a go!!

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