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    • Roadcourse laptime shootout - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs. F80 M3 Performance Package vs. Mercedes-AMG W205 C63 S

      This is the second part of a comparison from Drivetribe. The previous comparison was of acceleration between this trio with the Mercedes-AMG C63 S coming out on top in the sprint to 150 miles per hour.


      The Mercedes-AMG C63 S will have a much harder time on the track against the other two.

      The circuit is Anglesey in the UK. A fairly technical course and long enough that we get to see what the cars can do.

      Here are the times:

      F80 M3 ZCP - 1:40.16
      Alfa Quadrifoglio - 1:41.55
      W205 C63 S - 1:41.73

      Overall, the M3 wins. The transmission is praised as the best with great balance. The M3 is lightest car in the trio which is important on the track. It is simply the best rounded car of the three.

      The Alfa is in the middle and said to be fun but it is not as refined as the BMW. The transmission isn't as good either. It's a great effort but just does not have the M3's composure.

      The Mercedes-AMG C63 S brings up the rear but it is honestly commendable it is so close to the Alfa Romeo. It is a big brute compared to the other two. The AMG isn't as nimble but it does well despite the rear stepping out easily. Additionally, the gearbox has a bit of a mind of its own compared to the BMW's DCT.

      The M3 wins. Decisively.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Roadcourse laptime shootout - Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs. F80 M3 Performance Package vs. Mercedes-AMG W205 C63 S started by Sticky View original post
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      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        The Alfa not having CC brakes was a major disadvantage. Kind of a big deal for a track test...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        The Alfa not having CC brakes was a major disadvantage. Kind of a big deal for a track test...
        Are they worth almost one and a half seconds though? I think the F80 wins no matter what.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Are they worth almost one and a half seconds though? I think the F80 wins no matter what.
        They could be if the brake pedal is going to the floor and causes the driver to lose confidence. Plus every other test has them neck and neck so a gap this big out of nowhere comes off as an anomaly.
      1. RobNyc's Avatar
        RobNyc -
        Once again should of put the ATS-V in there, would of beat Alfa and Benz in the track!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RobNyc Click here to enlarge
        Once again should of put the ATS-V in there, would of beat Alfa and Benz in the track!
        Meh I don't know. I'd love to see it.

        Interesting that on longer tracks the M3 really shows the Alfa up.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        This doesn't help the Alfa's case(watch til end)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        This doesn't help the Alfa's case(watch til end)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKakXkLp8U4
        Yep. Just doesn't feel like the car is refined or complete. I guess it's very Italian in that way.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yep. Just doesn't feel like the car is refined or complete. I guess it's very Italian in that way.
        Do we have any Euro owners on the forum? I wonder if these issues mainly affect automatic equipped cars since they chose to go that route late for the US. I think most of their development was around the manual. When they had them at the autoshow 2 years ago I don't even think they had an auto!
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Do we have any Euro owners on the forum? I wonder if these issues mainly affect automatic equipped cars since they chose to go that route late for the US. I think most of their development was around the manual. When they had them at the autoshow 2 years ago I don't even think they had an auto!
        I don't think we have any Giulia guys.

        NVM, actually, we do. @turco has one. You could ask him.
      1. 07Tundra's Avatar
        07Tundra -
        Did it say why it went into limp mode?
      1. turco's Avatar
        turco -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't think we have any Giulia guys.

        NVM, actually, we do. @turco has one. You could ask him.
        what is the question? couldnt find it