Alfa Romeo is set to return to its roots and the world of “fuoriserie” or custom built cars, with the rebirth of the legendary 33 Stradale, an icon of the 1960s. Reputed by many to be one of the most beautiful cars of all time, there’s now a modern version.
A project that respectfully celebrates the brand’s history and takes it forward into the future, the new 33 Stradale acts as the ideal link between the internal combustion engines of the past and the electric future.
Achieved by scrupulously and respectfully reinterpreting the stylistic features of the 1967 33 Stradale, the new model is a limited series of only 33 units, all of which have already sold, following the unveiling of sketches at this year’s Monaco F1 Grand Prix.
Approved to be driven on the road, the 33 Stradale also offers outstanding performance on the track, but has been conceived with no compromises in terms of comfort and ease of use, including on an everyday basis.
Handcrafted at coach builder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, each car is designed to be a unique and unrepeatable work of art, with the ambition of the project being to become part of Alfa Romeo history.
As a result, an unprecedented level of customisation, to guarantee the uniqueness of each example, is offered, with customers involved from the outset. This process has allowed buyers to jointly create their own car, unique in every detail.
Under the hood, as it were, the new 33 Stradale therefore boasts the best of Alfa Romeo engineering, as seen in the double-arm suspension with active shock absorbers, and in the evolution of the 2.9-litre V6 twin turbo engine, now offering 462kW of power.
Alternatively, a full EV drivetrain can be chosen, delivering 559kW of power. Performance is outstanding in both versions. The top speed is 333km/h, and it accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in under three seconds.
The double-arm suspension with active shock absorbers and the front axle lift ensure handling and comfort. The Alfa Romeo brake-by-wire braking system and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes offer high-level performance.
The aluminium H-frame and carbon fibre monocoque guarantee rigidity and lightness. A roof structure has been engineered in carbon fibre and aluminium, with hinged butterfly doors. The window frames are also made of carbon fibre.
The car’s tuning will be supported by F1 driver Valtteri Bottas on the legendary Balocco track, thus bringing F1 experience into everyday driving and ensuring Alfa Romeo’s unmistakable handling.