The new generation Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is inspired by the classic 33 Stradale model launched in 1967. The new generation supercar will have two options of pure electric engine or internal combustion engine.
Considered one of the most beautiful cars of all time, the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 and 33 Stradale inspired Alfa Romeo’s latest supercar. In particular, the classic supercar Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is coveted by the super-rich around the world.
The classic Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale supercar was launched in the late 1960s
A little reminder about the classic car Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was first launched in 1967 and became an extremely hot car model. Not only is it known as one of the first supercars in the world, but the 33 Stradale is also the most expensive car.
Only 18 cars were produced, of which 5 were modified by the company from the concept version. The ancient Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale has become a monument to Italian supercars and now only a few are almost intact.
Returning to the top product – the new generation Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is designed to give drivers road racing performance, the new generation 33 Stradale is equipped with a twin-turbo V6 engine or a fully electric system.
Alfa Romeo claims both engine versions have a top speed of 333 km/h (206 mph), capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in less than 3 seconds. Specifications for the electric Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale are still scarce, but the model has 750 horsepower (559 kW) and a WLTP range of 450 km (280 miles).
Meanwhile, the twin-turbo V6 engine produces 620 horsepower (462 kW), similar to the Maserati MC20 with which Alfa shares most of its hardware, including the chassis. Combined with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and electronic limited slip differential.
The active suspension system of the 2024 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale can raise or lower the front of the car to overcome speed bumps. The suspension system is attached to the H-frame and carbon fiber monocoque chassis, ensuring lightness and strength.
The car’s roof is made from carbon fiber and the classic butterfly door opening support is made of aluminum. To keep weight as low as possible, the window frames are made of carbon fiber and the body panels are made of polycarbonate plastic.
Like the classic before it, the new 33 Stradale will deliver a real motorsport feel. The car was developed at Alfa Romeo’s Balocco testing ground – Italy with the help of F1 driver – Valtteri Bottas.
Two driving modes ensure the driver can truly enjoy the 33 Stradale. The first is “Strada”, which means “street” in Italian, which makes the bike as comfortable and quiet as possible, while also keeping the exhaust quiet, unless you rev the engine. above 5,000 rpm.
For Pista (track) mode, the wide open exhaust valve provides pure engine sound, the pedals become more responsive and the suspension stiffens to prioritize high-speed handling over comfort .
In the most extreme situations, the 33 Stradale’s Brembo brakes can bring the car to a stop from 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 33 meters (108 feet). On the other hand, launch control is available via the Quadrifoglio button located on the center console.
Unlike most modern cars, Alfa Romeo decided not to place the Quadrifoglio button on the steering wheel nor any other buttons. The steering wheel is simply designed to do nothing but steer.
Other convenient buttons are arranged by Alfa Romeo on the center console and inspired by the aviation industry. The roof is covered with Alcantara. The dashboard and center armrest are inspired by aircraft with aluminum, carbon and leather, these decorations make the 33 Stradale feel strong and luxurious.
The exterior has a classic style but is designed to be more modern, the wind resistance coefficient reaches 0.375 and provides downforce on the road surface without the need for active aerodynamic support.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale supercar is limited to only 33 units with 2 versions: Tributo and Alfa Corse. Owners have the opportunity to customize the air intakes through Alfa Romeo’s new ‘Bottega’ customer service department, meaning no two models will be identical.
33 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale cars will be sold outside of Europe. Some vehicles have arrived in North America and other regions. However, Alfa Romeo does not disclose the specific number of customers in each region.
Following the launch of the 33 Stradale, Motor1.com spoke with Larry Dominique – Senior Vice President of Alfa Romeo and head of North American operations.
When asked about Alfa Romeo’s future in limited production supercars, Dominique was clear about the brand’s all-electric ambitions.
“If you look at where we’re going, starting in 2024, every vehicle we launch from Alfa Romeo will be electric. In the US in 2027, we will no longer sell internal combustion engine vehicles . This is one of the reasons we wanted both powertrains in project 33,” said Dominique.
Dominique admits to being surprised by potential customers willing to buy a car without even knowing what it is.
“We know a lot about Alfisti in the North American market. We want to talk about a unique project – very vague about a very special limited edition model. And then the calls started coming in,” Dominique explains.
“We have the great Giulia (sedan), we have the great Stelvio (SUV), we have the great Tonale (small and affordable SUV) and have replacements and refreshes,” Dominique said. Look at the 33 Stradale, if you buy the Tonale this is your legacy.”
Alfa Romeo did not share the price of the 33 Stradale with the media, but it is estimated that each car will cost more than 1 million USD. Some rumors also say that to own a car you need to spend 2.8 million USD.
Dominique also shared that production of the 33 Stradale is expected to begin on June 24, 2024, coinciding with Alfa Romeo’s 114th anniversary. Vehicle delivery will take place in December 2024.