The latest flagship model from Alfa Romeo is a remarkable blend of honoring its rich heritage while also striving to push boundaries and advance into the future.
The Italian marque unveiled a stunning new supercar named the 33 Stradale. The limited-run model takes inspiration from one of the brand’s most beloved vehicles in terms of its name and overall design. However, it offers the added feature of an all-electric powertrain as an option.
The new 33 Stradale is named after a rare sports car that was released in the late 1960s. It was one of only 18 produced and served as the street-legal version of the Tipo 33 race car. The new version is independent and has a bold exterior that is similar to the previous version. The automaker and coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, has not simply replicated the original’s curves, but rather exaggerated them. The reborn 33 Stradale retains its elegant flowing lines and captivating glass cockpit, while incorporating larger fenders and aero elements compared to its predecessor. In addition, the car is equipped with butterfly doors and an impressive lighting package that adds a touch of drama.
The cabin of the latest Alfa Romeo is relatively minimalistic when compared to the cabins of most contemporary supercars. The vehicle only includes essential features, such as a digital display located in the driver’s cockpit, which means that screens are limited. The center console features a control panel with physical buttons and levers. These controls allow drivers to easily engage the launch control system and choose between the street-legal Strada mode and the track-centric Pista mode.
The two 33 Stradales share more than just their name and shape. Both vehicles also have a mid-engined layout. The new version, which is based on the Maserati MC20 and shares its hardware, offers the choice between a gas or battery-electric powertrain. (Credit: Car and Driver) The vehicle is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 internal combustion engine. This powerful engine delivers 620 horsepower to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The electric option, on the other hand, is equipped with three motors that collectively generate 750 horsepower. The driving range is also a respectable 240 miles. Both versions of the car will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in less than three seconds and reach a top speed of 207 mph. This is particularly impressive considering the fact that the electric vehicle is significantly heavier.
The newly revived 33 Stradale will be slightly less exclusive than its predecessor, but only by a small margin. Alfa Romeo intends to manufacture 33 units of its new supercar, all of which have already been reserved. Although no specific price has been announced, it is reasonable to assume that it will be in the seven-figure range.