WITH just 216 examples of two very special Alfa Romeo limited edition models being built for sale throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Brit buyers had better get down to their local dealers double quick if they want to get in on the act.
Orders for the Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING Nurburgring limited editions open this weekend priced from £82,500 OTR and £89,500 OTR respectively.
Just 108 editions of each model will be available and each will come with specific Authenticity Certification issued by FCA Heritage, giving them instant classic status.
They are being produced to celebrate what Alfa calls its' "historic bond" with the Nurburgring circuit where the Stelvio - the first SUV in the brand's history - holds the track record for its segment having completed the 20.832km circuit in 7 minutes 51.7 seconds.
These new limited editions are far more than just cosmetically enhanced versions of the standard cars on which they're based and feature extensive use of carbon fibre.
They come with carbon-ceramic brakes, Sparco racing seats with red stitching and carbon shell structure, a gear stick with carbon insert and a leather and Alcantara steering wheel with carbon inserts.
The front ‘V' grille surround and wing mirror caps are in carbon fibre, as are the side skirt inserts. Inside, the NRING editions feature tinted windows, adaptive cruise control, a Harman Kardon premium audio package, and AlfaConnect 3D Nav infotainment system with an 8.8-inch' screen.
Each car will feature a numbered badge in the carbon fibre dashboard insert and unique Circuit Grey livery, while the Giulia model premieres a new bare carbon roof and the Stelvio is equipped with electrically operated panoramic sunroof.
In addition, Alfa Romeo has created an exclusive experience for the 216 owners of the Nurburgring limited editions, complete with a specific concierge service to assist them throughout their experience.
Before their real car is delivered, owners will be given a numbered 1:18 scale model of it and upon collection they will receive a welcome kit comprising Sparco racing gloves and customised soft shell jacket, sports bag in the Alfa Romeo pattern, Quadrifoglio cuff-links and original footwear created by Car Shoe.
Owners will also be offered the chance to attends a sports driving technique course on the Nurburgring circuit, in 2019.