Homage to the Nürburgring records

3/29/2018 4:00 PM

From Saturday, March 31st, the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese will host a temporary exhibition dedicated to the successes obtained by the brand on the Nürburgring circuit: from the fastest cars of our day to the historical victories reached by Caracciola, Nuvolari, De Adamich and Larini.

Since its inauguration in 1927, the Nürburgring has been one of the racetracks that best represent the essence of car racing. On the tarmac, endless curves, and terrible jumps of the "Green Inferno", Alfa Romeo has written some of the most exciting pages of its legendary history. Precisely this history is the object of the exhibition "Nürburgring Records", which will be open from Saturday March 31st at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese.

On show are the recent cars that have reached the best results in their respective categories, starting from the Stelvio, which in in September of 2017 won the title of fastest SUV in the world by setting the new category record. Stelvio covered the more than 20 kilometres of the Nordschleife (northern ring) in a record time of 7 minutes, 51 seconds, and 7 tenths of a second. Furthermore, the exhibition includes the Giulia Quadrifoglio with manual gear shift that closed the lap in 7' 39'' in September of 2015, in its camouflage configuration with which it broke the record, and the Giulia Quadrifoglio with automatic shift and eight gears that finished the Nürburgring in 7' 32'', a time that is proudly displayed on its bonnet, together with the outline of the circuit and the signatures of the driver and staff who worked on the preparation of the vehicle. Finally, the 4C in its experimental version, which marked a time of 8'04'' in 2013, a record performance among vehicles with less than 250 Hp.

An itinerary inside the museum visually connects the contemporary records to those in Alfa Romeo's past: from Rudolf Caracciola's victory in 1932 with a Gran Premio Tipo B that had just had its debut and was already invincible, to Tazio Nuvolari's endeavour in 1935. From Andrea De Adamich's Giulia Sprint GTA, which in 1966 lowered the time of a Tourism vehicle with only 1570cc to less than 10 minutes, until Larini's outstanding victory in 1993, when he won the DTM precisely thanks to the 98 curves of the Nürburgring. And much more.


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