The Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV is no longer the fastest production SUV of the Nürburgring . After remaining on the throne for more than a year, another SUV has been made with the title: the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC +. The Affalterbach model, without any modification and before a notary, has managed to lower the registration in more than two seconds, so from this moment and until another SUV will remove the position, will be the new king of the SUVs in the Green Hell.
In September of last year, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV managed to complete the 20.8 kilometers that make up the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes, 51 seconds and 7 tenths. A brand that served to unseat the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S which, in turn, removed the position to the Range Rover Sport SVR. And now the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC +joins the list of SUV models that have conquered Nürburgring .
The all-rounder of the star has set a time of 7: 49.369 , which does not leave the Stelvio QV as far behind as the Italian model did with Cayenne, but it has served to overtake him on the right. And that Mercedes-AMG said not to be interested in the records …
Beat Stelvio QV in a single attempt
Although the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC + and Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV calca power, both yield 510 HP , the German has been able to steal the first place to the Italian. It is true that the GLC 63 S 4MATIC + has a more powerful heart: a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo compared to the V6 2.9-liter Stelvio QV.
Surely the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT-9, as well as the AMG Performance 4MATIC + all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution or the limited slip electronic differential has also had a lot to do with it. With these weapons, the German SUV has gone to the conquest of the Nürburgring and has taken the title home.
At his command, by the way, has Markus Hofbauer , development engineer of Mercedes-AMG, who, with only one attempt, managed to beat the Stelvio QV brand. Cortito and the foot. Recall that the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC +boasts a top speed of 250 km / h (electronically limited) and that makes the 0-100 in 3.8 seconds .
Four kings in four years
In the last four years we have had four SUVs breaking records at the Nürburgring . In 2014 the Range Rover Sport SVR took the title to be stripped of it only a year later by the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, which obtained a mark of 7: 59.74 minutes. Three years remained in the top of the SUV of Stuttgart until the Stelvio QV came to snatch it.
And again, just a year later, another German puts his flag in the Green Hell. At the pace that sports SUVs are arriving, it is no wonder that the throne lasts only a short time. For example, the Lamborghini Urus , although several rumors suggested that it would put the task on the North Ring this spring , has not yet tried its luck. Not to mention that Porsche could seek rematch with the newcomer Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid .
In another league would be the Škoda Kodiaq RS, which already became this summer in the fastest seven-seater Nürburgring SUV . His mark was 9 minutes and 29 seconds. Between SUV the game is going lately in the Green Hell …