Same Name, New Legend
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo has paid homage to its iconic 1967 33 Stradale — thought of by many as the most beautiful car ever made — with a modernised supercar under the same name. The new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is limited to 33 examples — slightly more than the 18 examples of the original that were produced. Predictably, all 33 were spoken for the moment that VIP customers were shown just the initial design sketches in private.

The original 33 Stradale is one of the most beautiful cars ever designed, and the futuristic lines and harmonious proportions of the new 33 Stradale are heavily inspired by it. As a road-legal yet also track-focused super sports car, every detail of the exterior from the side air intakes to the wing mirrors boosts the car’s aerodynamics at high speeds. In terms of aesthetics, the typical roundness at the front with the signature V on the bonnet and Scudetto shield are evident, as well as the V-shaped graphic and round rear light clusters, which are true to the original. There are also components that have more theatrical qualities, such as the butterfly doors and the opening of the front and rear cofango, while the carbon fibre and aluminium wraparound roof offers a stunning panoramic view.

It’s also worth recognising the fact that the modern 33 Stradale will be Alfa Romeo’s first “fuoriserie” (custom-built) car since 1969, with each example to be handcrafted by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, based on its owner’s preferences. Alfa Romeo offers two variants for the powertrain — a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine delivering over 620 hp, and an electric option with an output of over 750 hp and an estimated range of 450 km. Either way, a top speed of 333 km/h and an acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds can be expected.

The interiors of the two-seat coupé are equally impressive, offered in either Tributo or Alfa Corse with top-notch materials and design inspired by the original car.