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2018-03-05 09:34

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  • The Nürburgring Edition Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia Quadrifoglio Nring limited editions 
  • Giulia Veloce Ti special edition
  • “Turismo Internazionale” badge
  • 4C  with the exclusive “Competizione” Coupé and “Italia” Spider special series.

Italy - Alfa Romeo cars have been delighting motorists for 108 years with Italian style and at the  2018 Geneva International Motor Show, visitors will experience new extreme models.

The automaker said: "Will clearly see that the brand has further evolved towards more extreme performance, exclusiveness and the opportunity for owners to customise their Alfa Romeo with a choice of details reserved for top fashion houses."

"Stelvio, Giulia, 4C Spider and 4C Coupé are sure to entice enthusiasts and onlookers with their new looks, some focused on performance and others on premium materials."

All eyes will be on the exciting  Stelvio Quadrifoglio,Nürburgring Edition, sporting the “NRING” badge, of which 108 will be made, one for each year of the history of Alfa Romeo.

The special Nürburgring Edition sporting the “NRING” badge celebrates the SUV capable of doing a lap of the legendary circuit in 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, the fastest time in its class.

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This applies to both Stelvio and to Giulia, which  will continue to seduce the 108 lucky owners of the special Nürburgring Edition, sporting the “NRING” badge, through it 2.9 V6 Twin-Turbo 380 kW engine, Torque Vectoring differential and Chassis Domain Control (CDC).

It is no coincidence that these two cars bear the name of the famous German circuit; Alfa Romeo cars started to record victories at the Nürburgring in the 1930s, in the hands of world class drivers such as Tazio Nuvolari, who won the German Grand Prix at the wheel of a 8C 2300 Tipo Monza in 1932 and a Tipo B-P3 in 1935.

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Other memorable years were 1966, when the Giulia Sprint GTA became the first GT to make it round the 'Ring in under ten minutes, and 1975, when the 33 TT 12 driven by Arturo Merzario triumphed in Germany before going on to win the World Sportscar Championship.

Last but not least, on June 10, 1993, Nicola Larini's 155 V6 Ti won both heats of the most prestigious race of the “DTM” championship, held on the Nürburgring circuit. The Italian driver repeated Nuvolari's feat by winning the race with a crushing victory over the other cars, all of them German.

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