The All-New Alfa Romeo Giulia sets world first blindfolded lap record at Silverstone

To celebrate the arrival of the Alfa Romeo Giulia in UK dealerships this weekend, the Italian manufacturer has achieved a world first by setting a lap record of the famed Silverstone circuit with an epic twist – the car was completely covered in a black vinyl.


Marking 65 years from Italian F1 World Champion Nino Farina registering a lap record at Silverstone while driving the legendary Alfa Romeo 159 which was adorned with the iconic Quadrifoglio badge, the 2016 range-topping Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio can now lay claim to another record-breaking accomplishment completing the lap on the National Circuit in 1:44.2 secs, matching the 1:44 secs set by Farina in 1951.


The hotly-anticipated sports saloon, powered by an all-new aluminium 510hp, 600Nm Bi-Turbo V6 petrol engine, navigated the seven-turn, 1.64-mile course and reached speeds of more than 100 MPH. 

Clearly a challenge of this magnitude would require rigorous preparation. With the Quadrifoglio driven by Ed Morris – the youngest ever British driver to compete at Le Mans 24 hour – and David Brise directing from a second Quadrifoglio behind, the drivers spent two days getting to grips with the challenge, first practising on the smaller Stowe Circuit, before moving onto the iconic National Circuit.

To make this achievement possible required more than just driver determination and memory power, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is packed full of high-performance technologies that allowed the driver to be truly at one with the car.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia range is now available to test drive at dealerships throughout the UK, with a starting price of £29,180 OTR, including the record breaking Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio priced at £59,000 OTR. To find out more about the Alfa Romeo Giulia range visit your nearest Alfa Romeo dealer visit www.alfaromeo.co.uk/find-a-dealer.