THE STUNNING NEW ALFA ROMEO 33 STRADALE
Alfa Romeo announces the return of the legendary 33 Stradale, an icon of the 1960s, reputed by many to be one of the most beautiful cars of all time..
Alfa Romeo has unveiled the rebirth of the “fuoriserie” (custom-built) 33 Stradale, a veritable manifesto of the Italian brand’s capabilities – now and in the future – in terms of style and driving experience. Made in only 33 exclusive units, according to a unique artisan process, the new two-seat coupé combines the brand’s heritage and future as the symbol of noble Italian sportsmanship.
The new 33 Stradale is inspired by the historic 1967 model enriching its sculptural beauty with elements from the new Alfa Romeo design language. The exterior features a perfect balance of proportions, volumes and processing of the surfaces, epitomising the necessary beauty of Alfa Romeo, the creative principle inherent in the brand's DNA that sees aesthetics and technique profoundly intertwine.
The front has a powerful and muscular volume, where the standout features are the iconic Scudetto shield and the lights with their complex form and elliptical base. The profile is dynamic and slender, with butterfly doors and two large air inlets on the side. The body is projected forward, with surfaces modelled according to the typical formal Alfa Romeo expression.
The corner opening doors and the large wraparound sunroof allow the driver to enjoy a unique view, reminiscent of and airplane cockpit. The brutal rear is balanced by the sinuous front and the maximum height is not at the level of the windscreen, as on any other sports car, but in the middle of the roof. The rear area expresses the strength of the car courtesy of the truncated tail, V-shaped graphic and round rear light clusters. The aerodynamic efficiency is confirmed by a Cx (aerodynamic drag coefficient) of 0.375 at zero Cz (downforce) – for precise handling without the aid of active systems.
The interiors are also distinguished by this minimalist approach to design and materials, designed to provide the most engaging driving experience. The cockpit was designed to minimise components that could distract the driver, as seen in the limited number of controls on the centre console all with a practical use when driving. Directly ahead of the driver is a display, the 3D telescopic design engages the driver in a first-of-its-kind interaction.
The steering wheel, devoid of all its usual buttons, enhances the experience and put the focus on 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 interior is available in two trims: Tributo and Alfa Corse. The aviation-inspired dashboard and central tunnel employ materials such as aluminium, carbon fibre, leather and Alcantara. The wraparound seats reinterpret those of its forerunner, ensuring comfort and ergonomics. Every detail is designed to create an exclusive and engaging environment, maintaining the aesthetic and technical heritage of the 1967 33 Stradale.
The Alfa Romeo team has set itself the ambitious goal of offering the driving experience of a track car, yet in a model suitable for everyday use on the road, without compromising everyday comfort and safety. 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 V6 engine.
The new Alfa Romeo special edition can be fitted with a V6 twin-turbo engine delivering over 620 hp or can come in a BEV configuration with over 750 hp. Performance is outstanding in both versions. The top speed is 207mph (333km/h), and it accelerates from zero to 62mph in under three seconds. The double-arm suspension with active shock absorbers and the front axle lift ensures exceptional handling and comfort. The Alfa Romeo Brake-By-Wire braking system and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes offer high-level performance.
No price has yet been announced