Alfa Romeo 4C smashes Nurburgring record

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 15:30
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RECORD: Alfa Romeo 4C now fastest-ever

Alfa Romeo’s new 4C is the new record-holder for the fastest-ever lap round the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife by a sub-250HP car.

Achieving the feat in eight minutes and four seconds, the supercar’s impressive timing fell in line with laps set by more powerful sports cars.

Horst von Saurma, driver, journalist and Nordschleife expert, was behind the wheel when the record was broken on September 12.

The 4C – which achieves 0-62mph in 4.5seconds and a top speed of 160mph – was kitted out in Pirelli Zero Trofeo tyres, the sportiest version in the Pirelli P Zero line.

Used by manufacturers worldwide as a development track, the Nordschleife offers a unique configuration that alternates slow and fast curves, and straight stretches and undulations.