Earlier today, Alfa Romeo unveiled the new 33 Stradale, a highly limited, coach built supercar designed to summon the storied brand’s legendary history. A handsome Italian powerhouse, the car can now be seen from multiple angles thanks to a pair of new videos.
In one, Alfa Romeo lays out the narrative around the car, which is inspired by the Tipo 33 racecar that became a legend at the Mille Miglia, and the road car that was developed from it, the gorgeous Franco Scaglione designed 33 Stradale.
In the video, Alfa Romeo tells the story of its motorsports glories, making reference to several stories such as Nino Farina’s 1950 FIA World Championship title, or the Giulietta’s famed victory against a high-speed train of its era. Framed as achievements that were considered impossible in their time, Alfa Romeo suggests that recapturing the spirit of the legendary 33 Stradale should have been impossible.
Whether you agree with the automaker’s lofty rhetoric or not, the car that it has created is fascinating. Powered by either a 620 hp (462 kW/629 PS) twin-turbo V6 or a 750 hp (559 kW/760 PS) electric drivetrain, the car has a top speed of 206 mph (333 km/h) and will be able to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than three seconds.
The fundamental shape, which can be seen in detail in the second video, was designed by Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, which was inspired by the 1967 33 Stradale.
“With the new 33 Stradale, we wanted to create something that lived up to our past, to serve the brand and to make the Alfisti fandom proud,” said Jean-Philippe Imparato, the brand’s CEO. “Such a result could only have been achieved thanks to the expertise, hard work and passion of our team, with the support of management who have the clear ambition to contribute to writing chapters in the brand’s future, in full respect of its unique history.”
Although Alfa Romeo won’t say it, the 33 Stradale seems to share most of its underpinnings (including its powertrains) with the Maserati MC20. However, with coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera, the car’s 33 buyers were allowed to customize pretty much everything down to the size of the air intakes in making their perfect, unique car.
That focus on coachwork will be a theme moving forward, as Imparato says that this is Alfa Romeo’s first “fuoriserie” (custom-built) car since 1969, “and I promise it won’t be the last.”