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2018-07-11 06:00

From July 12-15, the English county of West Sussex will host the 'Goodwood Festival of Speed', one of the most prestigious events in the international motorsports calendar.

The Festival will also be attended by fine historic Alfa Romeo brand cars, as well as current production models, confirming the unbreakable bond between the icons of the past and the models that embody the brand's new paradigm today.

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What's more, the event will include the United Kingdom debut of the right-hand drive version of the fastest SUV in its class: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, to be put through its paces on the famous Goodwood hill on Thursday.

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Not just Stelvio Quadrifoglio: on the Alfa Romeo stand, the many fans flocking to the event will also be able to admire the best of today's production, as well as the showcar of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, currently competing in the FIA World Championship.

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Also on display will be two magnificent limited edition models, available in the EMEA region in just 108 units per model, recalling the brand's 108th birthday, celebrated on 24 June.

They are the Nürburgring Edition Giulia Quadrifoglio "NRing" and Stelvio Quadrifoglio "NRing" special series, celebrating the two cars' records set on the famous German circuit.

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Giulia Quadrifoglio "NRing" and Stelvio Quadrifoglio "NRing" represent the pinnacle of the brand's excellence in terms of technical contents, performance and style and are powered by the 510hp 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo engine.

Stelvio, holder of the record for its class exploited its 600Nm of torque, acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds and top speed of 283km/h to cover the 20.832km of the Nordschleife in 7 minutes, 51.7 seconds.

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The two cars also offer a satisfying and exclusive customer experience, also including a driving experience on the Nürburgring, intended for collectors and the most loyal customers who will take the wheel of these concentrates of supreme performance and technology.

In fact, as well as the Quadrifoglio trim level features, the "NRing" models provide a special "Welcome kit" and a full specs outfit.

In addition to the features of excellence that characterise all Quadrifoglio cars, the "NRing" special series is further upgraded by carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco® racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, automatic transmission knob with carbon fibre insert, and leather and Alcantara steering wheel, also with carbon fibre inserts.

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The front badge and the rearview mirror caps are made of carbon fibre, like the side skirt inserts. Not to mention tinted windows, Adaptive Cruise Control, the Harman Kardon premium audio package, and the AlfaTM Connect 3D Nav infotainment system with 8.8’’ screen, Apple CarPlayTM, Android AutoTM and DAB. Giulia premieres the new bare carbon roof, and Stelvio is equipped with electrically operated panoramic roof. Both have mats with red logo developed by Mopar.

To conclude, both cars have the original Circuit Grey livery, only available on this limited edition.

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To celebrate the birth of the new limited edition the NRing versions will have specific "Authenticity Certification" issued by FCA Heritage, the department that promotes the historic record of the FCA Group's Italian brands.

The decision to provide these special editions with "Authenticity Certification", normally only issued for historic cars, immediately gives them genuine “Instant Classic” status.

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