The Italian luxury car manufacturer Alfa Romeo has revealed its last internal combustion engine-powered supercar – the 33 Stradale – for the international market. In what looks like a reincarnation of the original 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, the special model features a custom-built coachbuilt body. Having a production run of 33 examples, the recently unveiled supercar is designed to be the first of many 'fuoriserie' (custom-built) cars that the Italian manufacturer has planned. The limited-run models will be handcrafted by folks at Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, an Italian automotive coachbuilder responsible for the MM Barchetta, the Aston Martin DB5, the Ferrari 166, and more. Under the hood, the limited-run 33 Stradale will be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that cranks out 611bhp of maximum power. This engine is claimed to be an updated version of a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 engine found on the Giulia and the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. On offer with the ICE is an 8-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission from ZF, sending power to the rear wheels.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale All-Electric Model: Powertrain
The special-edition Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale can also be had as a fully electric supercar, which is claimed to have a driving range of 450km (WLTP cycle) on full charge. Similar to the new Granturismo Folgore, the powertrain set-up of the 33 Stradale will consist of a battery and three electric motors, pumping out 740bhp of power. However, details about the battery are yet to be revealed.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale: Top Speed, Hardware
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale does 0 to 100km/h in under 3 seconds and has a top speed of 333km/h, according to the luxury sports carmaker. In terms of hardware, the supercar is suspended with the help of a double-arm configuration with active shock absorbers and a front-axle lift system. Braking duties are carried out by Brembo carbon-ceramic discs and a brake-by-wire set-up, promising high-level performance. The 33 Stradale features a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis and aluminium H-frame. In addition, the roof structure and window frames are also given a carbon-fibre treatment, while the car's rear window is made of polycarbonate.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale: Exterior, Interior
Outside, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale features a V-shaped grille, air intakes that are integrated into LED headlamps, and an elliptical bonnet. Aside from these, Alfa Romeo has also equipped the car with a rear spoiler, aiding the aerodynamics of the 33 Stradale.
The interior, meanwhile, is available in two trim levels – Tributo, which is a tribute to the original car, and Alfa Corse, which is the sportier version. Having a cabin like that of an 'aeroplane cockpit', the 33 Stradale supercar gets aluminium shift paddles behind a steering wheel without buttons. But, above the driver's head is a set of physical buttons. Similar to the exterior, the cabin makes use of aluminium, carbon-fibre, leather, and Alcantara. The wraparound seats are upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather, while the vehicle's 3D head-up display is said to be an industry-first feature.
The modern version of the original Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale will be limited to 33 units, built according to customers' preferences. The supercar will enter production in June 2024, with customer deliveries scheduled to commence in December next year.