Alfa Romeo Confirms 4C's 8:04 Nurburgring Lap
Although the news was received with a certain degree of skepticism, as the 4C is powered by a rather modest engine compared to the Cayman S and the R8, Alfa Romeo just confirmed that the 8:04 lap is accurate. What’s more, the Italians claim the 4C set a new Nurburgring record for cars with less than 250 HP.
The small sportscar was fitted with special Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires and was driven by Nordschleife espert Horst von Saurma.
As a reminder, the Alfa Romeo 4C is motivated by a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder that delivers 240 HP to the rear wheels. Thanks to its reduced weight, rated at around 2,000 pounds, the 4C can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 4.5 seconds.
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