Alfa Romeo has officially confirmed a previously reported Nurburgring lap time of 8min04sec set by its 4C sports car.
According to the Italian manufacturer, on September 12 the 177kW/350Nm turbocharged 1.75-litre four-cylinder Alfa Romeo 4C "stopped chronometers at 8:04" with Horst von Saurma at the helm.
The time was achieved with the rear-wheel drive’s six-speed dual-clutch transmission in Race mode and with the 895kg car running on special, though still road-legal, Pirelli P Zero Trofeo tyres.
Claimed to hit 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and have a top speed of 258km/h, Alfa Romeo says the 4C is able to reach peaks over 1.1 g in lateral acceleration and 1.2 g under deceleration.
The Alfa Romeo 4C arrives locally from mid 2014, priced from $75,000.