Alfa Romeo has finally unveiled its supercar, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, in a grand spectacle at Italy’s Arese Museum. Paying homage to the iconic 1967 Stradale in both design and name, this unveiling marks the brand’s reentry into the supercar arena. Text: Luca W. © Images: Alfa Romeo S.p.A. ©

Beneath its captivating exterior, the Alfa Romeo Stradale presents a choice between two powertrain options: the updated 3.0-litre V6 from the Giulia QV, and an electric variant. This limited-production Alfa Romeo model, with only 33 units available, has unsurprisingly secured buyers for all of its exclusive offerings.

A powertrain milestone for Alfa Romeo’s future

The Milanese supercar boasts a versatile powertrain line-up: a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine producing over 620 HP, mated to an eight-speed DCT gearbox, rear-wheel drive, and an electronic limited-slip differential. Alternatively, it offers a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) option, featuring a trimotor setup (1 in the front axle, 2 in the rear axle) that delivers over 750 HP and an estimated WLTP range of 450 km.


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Alfa Romeo Stradale 33 top view

Unexpectedly, the Stradale offers a dual powertrain choice, allowing customers to opt for either a traditional internal combustion engine (Alfa’s latest pure petrol-engined car) or an electric setup.

The longitudinal central engine enables a top speed of 333 km/h and 0-100 km/h in under 3 seconds (2.5 seconds for EV). Drive modes are selectable via central tunnel switches: Road and Track. Strada (Road) ensures comfort, smooth power, gentle suspension, and active exhaust valves above 5,000 RPM. Pista (Track) maximizes power, pedal response, and rigidity.

Keeping the original recipe

Constructed upon an aluminium H-frame and carbon fibre monocoque, the vehicle harmonizes rigidity and lightweight attributes. Similar to its predecessor, the 1967 Stradale, which also featured an H-frame monocoque. The integration of a carbon fibre and aluminium roof structure, coupled with articulated butterfly doors, elevates safety and structural integrity. Carbon fibre window frames and a polycarbonate rear window further underscore weight reduction and visual appeal. Notably, the gasoline-powered supercar is anticipated to weigh approximately 1,500 kg.

Alfa Romeo Stradale 33 rims

The double-arm suspension with active shock absorbers, front axle lift, Alfa Romeo Brake-By-Wire braking system, and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes all contribute to handling and performance.

The car’s tuning benefits from F1 driver Valtteri Bottas’ expertise on the renowned Balocco track, effectively infusing Formula 1 experience into the project.

Keeping the original design?

The Biscione supercar seamlessly merges captivating aesthetics with top-tier performance, reminiscent of the 1967 model, renowned as one of the most exquisite ever crafted. Its front end elegantly features the iconic Alfa Romeo roundness, accentuated by the emblematic “V” on the bonnet and the symbolic shield.

The side profile radiates dynamic energy, by the presence of side air intakes and “elytra” doors. The rear design echoes the core essence of the 33 Stradale, with a visually striking V-shaped graphic and circular rear light clusters, which some may find a bit overly aggressive. Aerodynamics-wise, the car attains an efficiency of Cx 0.375, achieved without any active aerodynamic components.

The interior experience is centred around the driver, with the steering wheel and telescopic cluster enhancing a direct and precise driving feel. The dashboard and central tunnel incorporate aviation-inspired elements, while the enveloping seats and door panels pay homage to the iconic era of the 1960s.

Alfa Romeo Stradale 33 interior

The birth of the Bottega comitee

The Alfa Romeo 33 project has given rise to the Alfa Romeo “Bottega,” a team of professionals closely collaborating with customers to craft 33 distinct and exclusive masterpieces. The “Bottega” draws inspiration from Renaissance workshops and 1960s coach builders, who sculpted pure beauty per clients’ desires. Just as in the past, customers are integral to the creative process from the project’s inception. The 33 Committee reviews customer requests to ensure reverence for the car’s history and iconic essence.

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale price and units

Speculations suggest an average cost of approximately $2.2 million, £1.6 million, €2 million, or CHF 1.9 million for the Biscione supercar. With all 33 units already accounted for, those who missed out might need to explore auction houses or aftermarket channels for a potential chance to acquire one. Initial car delivery to customers slated for December 17, 2024, with all orders expected to be fulfilled by 2026.

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