Alfa 33 Stradale: Best of Both Worlds

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It is available in two configurations: a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine with over 620 hp and an eight-speed DCT gearbox, or in BEV configuration delivering over 750 hp, with an estimated range of 450 km (WLTP).

Alfa Romeo has announced the return of the iconic ’67 33 Stradale, a car widely considered to be one of the most beautiful of all time. The new 33 Stradale is a limited series of only 33 units, each handcrafted by the Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The new version is a “fuoriserie” (‘custom-built’) car that is type-approved to be driven on the road but with outstanding performance on the track.

The new 33 Stradale is designed to be the ideal link between the internal combustion engines of the past and the electric future. It was achieved by carefully and respectfully reinterpreting the stylistic features of the 1967 33 Stradale, which is considered to be one of the most fascinating cars ever produced by the Italian brand. It is the combination of beauty and performance, embodying the key Alfa Romeo concept of “necessary beauty”, i.e., the perfect balance between sophisticated mechanics and the style enveloping them.

The ’67 Stradale was designed to be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, with the aim of becoming a part of Alfa Romeo’s history. Every car is meant to be a unique work of art, embodying the Alfa Romeo manifesto and hinting at future brand details.

The aerodynamic efficiency is confirmed by a Cx of 0.375 at zero Cz (downlift) – for precise choice without the aid of active systems.

The car is produced in just 33 units, via a dedicated program that has enabled customers to develop functional stylistic elements together with the Alfa Romeo development team, such as air intakes, wheels, and even the distinctive front shield. Therefore, no two cars in the world will ever be identical, making them masterpieces “on four wheels,” with the ambition of becoming part of Alfa Romeo’s history.

The new 33 Stradale is the ideal link between the past and the electric future, with impressive engineering and double-arm suspension with active shock absorbers. It is available in two configurations: a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine with over 620 hp and an eight-speed DCT gearbox, or in BEV configuration delivering over 750 hp, with an estimated range of 450 km (WLTP). It’s lightning-fast, reaching an indicated top speed of 333 km/h and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in under three seconds, with braking from 100 km/h to 0 in under 33 m. The car has an H-frame aluminum chassis and carbon fiber monocoque, which optimizes the car’s agility and drivability. The car is produced in just 33 units, so no two cars in the world will ever be identical, making them masterpieces “on four wheels”.

The Alfa Romeo team aimed to offer a driving experience as a track car while remaining suitable for everyday use on the road. The new 33 Stradale is type-approved to be driven on the road, but boasts superior levels of performance, drivability, and comfort. To ensure this, all 33 models will be developed, tested, and certified by a team of dedicated engineers, working with F1 driver Valtteri Bottas.

And don’t forget the technicals that make this car a real beast! The car has an impressive double-arm suspension with a semi-virtual steering on both the front and rear axles. The front axle lift system enables the lifting of the front when passing obstacles, such as bumps or rails, and the braking system is equipped with the integrated Alfa Romeo Brake-By-Wire braking system, offering both control of braking pressure and ensuring stability in the feeling of the pedal. Carbon-ceramic brakes guarantee high performance and ensure reactive braking with a reduced fading effect at high temperatures.

The interiors are available in two trim levels: “Tributo” and “Alfa Corse.” The cockpit was designed to minimize components that could distract the driver, as seen in the limited number of controls with a practical usage when driving that can be found on the centre console. The steering wheel, devoid of all its usual buttons, offers an experience of the pure pleasure of driving. As in an airplane cockpit, the controls are located at different levels, in the low centre console and on a higher plane, installed in the central lining on the inside of the roof. The sports steering wheel and the “telescope” instrumentation emphasize the concept of driver orientation, with a precise and direct driving feeling. The dashboard and central tunnel feature “mechanical” details inspired by aviation, while the enveloping seats and door panels create an exclusive and comfortable environment.

The 33 Stradale project has come about as a result of the passion and dedication of a small team of designers and engineers at the Alfa Romeo Centro Stile. The design is inspired by Franco Scaglione’s masterpiece of 1967, with a bold look to the lines of future Alfa Romeo models. The result is made possible by the expertise and the best tradition of Italian design.

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a unique car that combines beauty and performance and is sure to become a masterpiece on the road, well, if we are lucky enough to even see one on the road.

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