A limited-edition two-seat coupé will bridge Alfa Romeo from its inner combustion engine roots to an all-electrical long run.
The 33 Stradale motivated by its 1967 namesake (which implies “highway” in Italian) marks the Stellantis NV high quality brand’s return to custom made-built automobiles just after 50 decades, and it will never be the last this sort of giving, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato mentioned through a reveal from the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, Italy. All 33 styles of the car or truck by now have been bought, and deliveries will get started in December 2024. They are put with each other by Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sr just about every as a “exceptional, one-off operate of artwork,” in accordance to a information release.
Prospective buyers could opt for a V-6 twin-turbo motor or an all-electric powered configuration, however most opted for the V-6, Larry Dominique, senior vice president of Alfa Romeo, instructed The Detroit News. A couple of will close up in North The usa.
The brand declined to disclose the value of one particular of the autos, but when asked if it was at minimum 6 digits, Dominique said, referring to the top rated-of-the-line trims in Alfa’s present lineup: “6 digits? I can invest in a Quadrifoglio for six digits.”
The V-6 offers a lot more than 620 horsepower, combined with an 8-pace DCT gearbox, rear-wheel push and an digital limited-slip differential. The electrical powertrain presents a lot more than 750 horsepower with an believed assortment of about 280 miles (450 kilometers).
The supercar has a leading pace of 206 miles (333 kilometers) for each hour. It can pace from to 62 mph (100 kilometers for each hour) in much less than a few seconds and brake from that to standstill in under 36 yards (33 meters). It has numerous drive modes, which include 1 for the racing observe.
Alfa Romeo has been on a mission to reestablish by itself as a top quality manufacturer. It has turn into worthwhile, sought to tackle quality troubles that has yielded progresses in significant surveys, and improved transaction rates and residual values. The 33 Stradale is a “halo” of what the model can do, Dominique explained, although it remains committed to remaining “approachable.”
Alfa’s initial EV arrives soon after it released the Tonale SUV as its initially plug-in hybrid previous calendar year. Each start starting in 2025 will be fully electric powered with five launches previously planned for the following generation.
“Unquestionably what this (the 33 Stradale) showcases is we’re not heading to get rid of contact with remaining Alfa Romeo in an electrified environment,” Dominique said. “This reveal showcases that we are not going to get rid of contact with our previous as we roll into the future.”
The 33 Stradale is meant to comply with the styling of the historic ’67 product derived from the Tipo 33, an icon of motorsport in that era. The modern version has two trim ranges: Tributo and Alfa Corse.
The sports car or truck supplies nods to the initial vehicle’s defend and elliptical-foundation lights. Its system jobs ahead, though its butterfly doorways open up broad. A wraparound sunroof engineered in carbon fiber and aluminum is built to give an plane cockpit-like check out. In the meantime, the inside is intended to exhibit a minimalistic design with out driver distraction. One illustration: a steering wheel devoid of buttons.
A staff of specialists that Alfa Romeo calls its “Bottega,” headquartered in the Sala del Consiglio of the Alfa Romeo Museum, labored with buyers starting at the 2022 Monza Grand Prix to style and design the autos. Some are long-time Alfa enthusiasts, even though many others are hypercar collectors remaining launched to the brand in a new way that Dominique suggests he hopes will increase Alfa’s consumer recognition, which sits at roughly 50% in the United States.
A 33 Committee chaired by Imparato accepted just about every of the patterns. F1 driver Valtteri Bottas supported the vehicle’s tuning at the Balocco Proving Floor in the Vercelli province of Italy.
“What you see these days is a vehicle capable of mirroring our earlier, and at the exact same time, a bridge to our have electric potential,” Imparato reported. “The new 33 Stradale has been conceived to boost our identification, raise our aspiration and epitomize our DNA and values.”