The Italian brand of the Stellantis group, Alfa Romeo, has been teasing us for some time with an important announcement to come. The subject, a new supercar. This is now done, the manufacturer presented the new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale a sports coupe that incorporates the style and DNA of the original model.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was marketed from 1967 to 1969; during this period, the manufacturer produced only 18 copies. It was literally a street-legal racing car, whose name, Stradale, the Italian equivalent of the English term road going.
Alfa Romeo therefore succeeds with its coupe in 2024, but you should know that the vehicle will be just as exclusive since only 33 copies will be assembled by hand in the workshops of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, according to an artisanal process. Want a copy? It’s too late, they’re all already sold.
According to the manufacturer, the new 33 offers an exciting driving experience and the immortal charm of an icon for a very small circle of enthusiasts. The new 33 Stradale was developed at Alfa Romeo’s recent ‘Bottega’, where designers, engineers and brand historians initially met with potential buyers to create each car to be unique. Each is a masterpiece on 4 wheels and thus becomes part of Alfa Romeo history. The exclusivity continues in the registration process which allows customers to personally assign the chassis number. The specific Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) consists of 8 digits chosen by the customer and is also marked on the center tunnel.
In terms of styling, the car is inspired by the lines of the original 1960s model and is recognized as one of the most beautiful cars in the world. It has a sculpted body and benefits from the same proportions. The front is muscular, yet elegant, while the rear remains recognizable with its round taillights and V-shaped design.
Petrol or electric
Interestingly, the car is offered with a choice of two engines. The new 2024 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale can be equipped with a twin-turbo V6 engine that develops more than 620 horsepower delivered to the rear wheels through an 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. An electronic limited-slip differential helps send power to the ground.
The optional configuration is aimed at electric enthusiasts. It offers more than 750 horsepower and a range of 450 kilometers according to the WLTP, so a little less according to the EPA calculation method. The performances remain impressive on the side of the two versions. The top speed is 333 km/h with a 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds.
Alfa Romeo has decided to present its know-how to us. As I had the chance to drive models like the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Giulia Quadrifoglio 2024, it is obvious that the 33 Stradale will be an exceptional car, and that its behavior will be typical of a racing car. Few manufacturers know how to transmit this feeling as well as Alfa Romeo.