New 33 Stradale is a tribute to the 1967 original
Up to 750 hp from BEV driveline, 620 from gas
Alfa Romeo is bringing back a classic name. The 33 Stradale is a coachbuilt beauty that is meant to recreate the elegance of the 1967 model, a car that is at the top of any list of the most beautiful cars ever made.
“To make a dream come true, the essential ingredient is a good dose of courage and a pinch of healthy madness, the same recipe for the historic car considered by many to be among the most beautiful ever, the 1967 33 Stradale. Today, with the same boldness and vision, the Alfa Romeo team has designed and developed the new 33 Stradale, an authentic work of art in motion, a perfect combination of beauty and technology,” the company said.
It’s not a surprise that Alfa Romeo was able to build an incredibly beautiful piece of automotive artwork, but that doesn’t mean we’re not delighted to see this one. It has a slender profile with butterfly doors and large inlets. Alfa calls it “formal expression.”
The cabin is loaded with retro details like 60s-style displays, knobs, and controls. Alfa says that it recreates the cabin of the original car.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale will be offered with a 620 hp twin-turbo V8 and rear-drive with an eight-speed dual clutch. Or you can spec a 750 hp fully electric version that can hit 100 km/h in under three seconds. An aluminum and carbon chassis will be tuned by F1 driver Valtteri Bottas at the Balocco Proving Ground in Italy, bringing his tremendous experience to the road car.
Just 33 of the 33s will be made, hand-built by legendary Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The automaker calls this its first fuoriserie (custom-built) car since 1969, and promises it won’t be the last. And that it will turn a profit on the 33-unit production run.
Those are the important details. Now just look at it, because that’s where this car performs at its best.