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UPDATED: Alfa Stelvio QV claims Nürburgring lap record using heavily cut video

They claim their new SUV did 7m51.7s. That’s nearly 25s quicker than a 600kg heavier Range Rover SVR.

But unfortunately, whoever edited the following video did a crappy job, so while the video adds up to exactly 7m51.7s of running, the car covers some sections twice and misses other sections completely.

In other words, it’s a fake video. Maybe, maybe the car did the laptime. But not on this video. So we have to trust a manufacturer that edits videos together.

Let me explain, click play and follow me down the rabbit hole… Continue reading UPDATED: Alfa Stelvio QV claims Nürburgring lap record using heavily cut video

BLOG: Why the Alfa 7m39s laptime is PR bull****

About a month ago, the internet was set alight with a wholly unsubstantiated rumour that the new Alfa Giula QV had done a 7m49s laptime of the Nordschleife. I rolled my eyes and ignored it.

But now, thanks to this week’s official dog-and-pony show at Frankfurt, I face the even more remarkable rumour that it’s done a 7m39s full lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

And I can’t bite my tongue (or typing fingers) any longer.

Continue reading BLOG: Why the Alfa 7m39s laptime is PR bull****