Alfa Romeo Giulia Sounds Wicked in Nurburgring Testing

A lightly-camouflaged example of Alfa's 510-hp twin-turbo sport sedan was caught at the Nurburgring, and it looks to be a major performer.

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We are, it's safe to say,  about . The tidy rear-drive sports sedan very clearly has BMW in its gunsights—particularly in 510-hp, twin-turbo . And from , it's got a scintillating soundtrack.  of a lightly camouflaged example only confirms that.

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Posted by Nurburgring maven and solid YouTube poster "cvdzijden," what we have here is nearly two minutes of a dazzle-wrapped Giulia attacking. The car looks very well planted, with only brief moments at the ragged edge of traction. The engine sounds fierce and strong, and the brakes seem particularly powerful—at certain moments of braking leading into the 'Ring's tight corners, we see the car's hazard lights flashing, a European-market safety feature activated by extremely hard braking.

It's becoming exceedingly clear that if Alfa Romeo wants to compete with the major automakers, . Judging by the way this preproduction example hustles around Germany's most challenging race track, Alfa's taking this challenge very seriously.

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