Modern-Day Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a Fantastic Tribute to an Italian Icon

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale from 1967 was the Italian brand’s first true supercar and is now considered as its most iconic model. What we have here is a decidedly modern and exclusive interpretation that revives the name and stands as an authentic work of art in motion.

Only 33 units will be made and delivered globally, all aligned with a unique artisan process to ensure that no two cars are identical, obviously.

The new 33 Stradale was developed at the recently created Alfa Romeo “Bottega,” where the brand’s designers, engineers and historians initially met with potential buyers to create each car, as in Renaissance artisan boutiques and workshops of renowned Italian coachbuilders of the 1960s. Customers will have full personalization power.

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“With the new 33 Stradale, we wanted to create something that lived up to our past, to serve the brand and to make the Alfisti fandom proud,” said Jean-Philippe Imparato, CEO of the Alfa Romeo brand. “Such a result could only have been achieved thanks to the expertise, hard work and passion of our team, with the support of management who have the clear ambition to contribute to writing chapters in the brand's future, in full respect of its unique history. This is the brand's first fuoriserie (custom-built) car since 1969, and I promise it won't be the last.”

Oh So Sexy

The muscular and voluptuous 33 Stradale stands out with a different take on Alfa Romeo’s iconic shield and complex elliptical-base lighting. The profile is dynamic and slender, incorporating butterfly doors that feature two large air intakes. Combined with the giant wraparound sunroof, drivers will enjoy a unique, aircraft cockpit view.

The rear section is just as striking with a massive, powerfully sculpted diffuser, two big and round taillights that look like bloodshot eyes, as well as a sharp crease at the top which marks the end of the long, swooping roofline.

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The minimalist and futuristic cabin of this Italian two-seater has a serious concept-like look and feel. Alfa Romeo designers aimed for the greatest possible driving engagement without distracting the driver. The limited number of controls for common systems can be found on the centre console and overhead console—again, just like in an aircraft.
Directly ahead of the driver is the 3D telescope display, which engages the driver in a first-of-its-kind interaction. The steering wheel, devoid of all its usual buttons, contributes to an experience of pure driving pleasure.

Two trim levels are available: Tributo and Alfa Corse. Each one blends aluminum and carbon fibre with premium leather and Alcantara. Meanwhile, the wraparound seats reinterpret those of the original 33 Stradale, ensuring comfort and ergonomics.

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Gas or Electric

The Alfa Romeo team intends to deliver a track car experience in a model suitable for everyday use on the road, without compromising comfort and safety. Working with F1 driver Valtteri Bottas, the Finnish champion will support the car’s tuning at the Balocco Proving Ground in Italy.

The new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale can be ordered with a twin-turbo V6 engine producing over 610 horsepower or as a fully electric car with more than 740 horsepower. Performance promises to be outstanding in both cases, with a top speed of 333 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration in less than three seconds.

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Other highlights include a double-arm, active suspension, front-axle lift, brake-by-wire with Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, aluminum H-frame with carbon fibre monocoque ensuring rigidity and lightness, carbon fibre window frames and a rear window made from polycarbonate. There are two drive modes to choose from, Strada (road) and Pista (track), while Fast Start (launch control) is available via the Quadrifoglio button on the centre tunnel to maximize acceleration by avoiding wheel slippage.

The price of the 33 Stradale is not specified but we doubt that it’s below seven figures. And all 33 units are already spoken for, as you can imagine.

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