56 years after its initial launch, Alfa Romeo are bringing back the 33 Stradale. The original 33 Stradale was built between 1967 and 1969. In 1967 it was the most expensive sports car on the market costing almost 10 million Italian Lira, $375,000 USD in today’s currency. Only 18 were built. Alfa Romeo are going to build 33 of the new 33 Stradale’s, all of which have been pre sold to Alfa Romeo enthusiasts. The price of the new car has not been released.
“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” Jean-Philippe Imparato, Alfa Romeo Brand CEO
“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.”
This beautiful new street legal 33 Stradale can be powered by either a 620 hp V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine or a 750 hp battery electric vehicle (BEV) powertrain. Both will be extremely quick. 0-100 km/h will take less than 3 seconds for both cars. Top speed is a blistering 333 km/h or 207 mph. Scrubbing off all of that speed is a brake-by-wire braking system and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.
The 1967 33 Stradale was powered by a very small displacement 2.0 litre V8 engine. It developed 227 hp at a screaming 8,800 rpm. Torque peaked at 152 lb-ft at 7,000 rpm. It was extremely light, weighing in at just over 1,500 pounds. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h took just 5.5 seconds. Top speed was 260 km/h or 160 mph.
Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas will be working with the tuning team at the Pista di prova di Balocco (Balocco Proving Ground) in Northern Italy. Keeping the new 33 Stradale firmly planted on the road and the race track is a double-arm suspension with active shock absorbers. The car’s aluminium H-frame and carbon fibre monocoque provides chassis rigidity and light weight. The V6 33 Stradale has an 8 speed DCT gearbox, rear-wheel drive and electronic limited-slip differential.
The new 33 Stradale is available in just three colours, red, white and blue. The 20 inch Tributo alloy wheels and the Alfa Romeo badge on the rear, are available in black, gold or silver. The wheels are also available in a two-tone option. The brake calipers are available in red, black or yellow. The double exhaust is available in brushed chrome or black. The interior is available in either Tributo, which pays tribute to the 1967 33 Stradale, or Alfa Corse, the sportier version.
Each of the 33 Stradale’s will be unique based on each customer’s customized combination of colours selected for the exterior elements and the interior upholstery and fabrics. None of the 33 cars will be the same. Each car will have a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) that is reflective of that owner’s preferences. The first three letters identify the Alfa Romeo “ZAR” brand. The owners chose the five digits 33STR to also be included. The last eight digits will be chosen by each owner as their own personal signature.
“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,” said Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Head of Alfa Romeo Design. “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. A true manifesto of essential beauty: a limited number of lines, sensual and at the same time powerful, capable of arousing desire and strong emotions.”
Alfa Romeo assigned the 33 Stradale team with the goal of creating a track car that could also be used on the road. It is equipped with front axle lift to avoid damaging the bodywork when driving over speed bumps, entering parking lots, garages, etc. Unfortunately, with only 33 of these cars sprinkled around the globe, the odds of us actually seeing one on the road are extremely unlikely.
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