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Alfa Romeo 4C Sets Nürburgring Record

Eight minutes and 4sec time sets record for cars under 250hp

Annette Carrion
Oct 18, 2013

The Alfa Romeo 4C has set a record-breaking lap time of eight minutes and 4sec at the Nordschleife - a historic Nürburgring circuit - with driver and journalist Horst von Saurma behind the wheel. This 4C time has set a new record for all cars under 250hp.

Alfa romeo 4C side nurburgring Photo 2/9   |   Alfa Romeo 4C

The Nürburgring in Germany is a popular and dangerous proving ground for supercars. Just recently, another record was broken by the AWD Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid, a car that achieved a time of just six minutes and 57sec. However, comparing the Spyder’s time to the 4C is like comparing apples to oranges because the Spyder Hybrid’s engine delivers 887hp in contrast to the 4C’s 240hp output.

In addition, Alfa Romeo says they have been testing the 4C all over the world. Off-track testing locations include the -35° temperatures in Sweden to the +40° temps of Abu Dhabi – testing also occurred in Arizona, USA.

The Nordschleife alternates slow and fast curves, straight stretches and elevation changes, which the 4C had no problem tackling. It accelerates from 0-62mph in 4.5sec and has a top speed of 160mph. It also features a new 240hp 1750 turbo engine with the latest-generation 'Alfa TCT' dry twin-clutch gearbox that includes the advanced Alfa DNA selector with the brand-new Race mode.

Alfa romeo 4C side view Photo 9/9   |   Alfa Romeo 4C

Another contributing factor to the record-breaking time was the special Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires - the sportiest in the Pirelli P Zero line. They are available in two sizes, 17" front - 18" rear and 18" front - 19" rear. The 'AR Racing' version is offered in the sizes 18" front - 19" rear, is ideal for road and track use.

Impressive to say the least and a point of reference for anyone considering the purchase of this compact but extremely capable Alfa Romeo 4C. Lotus Elise owners, eat your heart out.

By Annette Carrion
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