Derived from the Turin marque’s Tipo 33 endurance racer, Alfa Romeo’s Stradale 33 unequivocally stands as one of the most iconic Italian cars ever made. First debuting in 1967, the original Stradale 33 is now being honored with the company having just pulled the cover off of its thoroughly modern Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Supercar.
Limited to only 33 units worldwide, this supercar is based on the existing — and immensely capable — Maserati MC20, and as such shares its chassis and double wishbone suspension setup. In place of the original model’s Franco Scaglione-designed Peraluman H350 alloy bodywork is a modern, aero-kitted suite of panels penned by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera before being crafted by hand. Other modern amenities include Brembo CCM Carbon Ceramic brakes, a bespoke handcrafted interior, custom 20” wheels, and a virtual steering axle. And, while it is only producing 33 units in total, the company is offering the supercar in two different trim levels with the Tributo and the Alfa Corse.
In lieu of the 1967 model’s 227-hp 2.0-liter V8 is now one of two powertrain options. This includes the MC20’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. Mated to an eight-speed DCT gearbox sending power to a rear wheel drive setup, the gas-engined 33 Stradale weighs in at 3,306lbs and is capable of a 3-second 0-60mph time and a top speed of 207mph. The revived model is also being produced with a fully electric powertrain. Generating 551.3kW (739.4hp), the BEV-spec tips the scales at 4,629lbs, tops out at 192mph, and shares the V6 model’s 3-second 0-60mph time.
While pricing hasn’t been revealed, all 33 units of the new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale are already spoken for. With that said, if any of the 33 Stradale’s design language eventually trickles down to regular production models from the brand, we’re seriously in for a treat.