Watch the Alfa Romeo 4C Lap the Nurburgring [Video]
Last month, the Alfa Romeo 4C completed the fastest lap on the Nordschleife in just 8 minutes and 4 seconds, setting a new benchmark for cars with engines under 250 horsepower and in line with times set by more powerful sportscars, such as the Porsche Cayman S and the Audi R8.
Driven by Nordschleife expert Horst von Saurma, the record-setting Italian sportscar was fitted with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tires.
As a reminder, the Alfa Romeo 4C is powered by a turbocharged 1.75-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 240 HP to the rear wheels. Thanks to its reduced weight, estimated at around 2,000 pounds, the 4C can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 4.5 seconds.