Here we see the lovely Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio completing a hot lap at Virginia International Raceway during the Lightning Lap 2017 event, with K.C. Colwell behind the wheel. For those who don’t know, Colwell is the Testing Director at Car and Driver.
With 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque from its 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 Ferrari-derived engine, and a fast-shifting ZF 8-speed automatic transmission under the hood, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is able to sprint to 60 miles per hour in less than 4 seconds, and tips the scales under 3,800 pounds – a segment best. Needless to say, Colwell had plenty of power on tap during this hot lap.
During the run Colwell noted uninspiring brake performance, though he also praised the steering of the Giulia Quadrifoglio, something that has been consistent throughout the various reviews we’ve come across. We did notice that the car seemed to understeer a bit when pushed through the corners, but we chucked that up to worn-out tires.
In the end, the Giulia Quadrifoglio completed its lap in 2:58.6, which is 6.2 seconds faster than the 2017 Lexus LC500, and 8.5 seconds slower than the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. For a more direct comparison, Car and Driver ran a 3:00.7 lap in the BMW M4 a few years back.
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