Alfa Romeo I brought him a new one for the first time supercars. he is called 33 way, like the 1960s sports car that inspired it. This form will be made in only 33 samplesAll are already sold out. For the automaker, the new 33 Stradale is also a statement of what its future cars will be like in terms of style and driving experience.
Each sample will be manufactured with a unique artisanal process. Precisely for this reason, with the new 33 Stradale, the Italian brand has also launched the new model “Alfa Romeo workshopWhere designers, engineers and historians first listened to potential buyers and then created the car.
The new supercar combines Alfa Romeo’s past and future. For this reason, in addition to being offered in an endothermic version, the new 33 Stradale It will also be electric.
Design and interior
The style of the new supercar is the work of Centro Stile Alfa Romeo. Alejandro Mesonero RomanosThe head of the automaker’s design department explains, “Design respectfully inspired by Franco Scaglione’s 1967 masterpiece with a bold look at the lines of future Alfa Romeo models.“.
The references to the past model are clear. Indeed, the dimensions of the new sports car are in line with models of the past. The front of the new 33 Stradale is dominated by the classic Alfa Romeo three-lobed emblem in carbon fibre. Then we find some references to the 33/2 such as the ‘V’ on the hood, a single component that integrates the hood and mudguard. Another nod to the model of the past is the presence of headlights with an oval design.
Another nod to the 33 Stradale of the past is the chopped tail of the new supercar. On the other hand, the round headlights at the rear are an evolution of those of the past. Much attention has been paid to development of aerodynamics Which has been optimized for maximum performance. For example, there is an air intake under the front light clusters that is designed to properly direct airflow towards the radiators. On the other hand, a support arm for the rearview mirrors allows airflow to be directed towards the side intakes in order to maximize performance.
At the front there is also a carbon fiber splitter while at the back we find an extractor. The new 33 Stradale has a Cx of .375.
Interior designs It has a simple design, which is always a tribute to the model of the past. The lucky customers who will have the opportunity to put this supercar in their garage will be able to choose between two different models: Tributo and Alfa Corse. The former pays homage to the original model, while the latter provides a sporty environment. In front of the driver is the digital instrument display.
The three-spoke steering wheel made of aluminum (Tributo) or carbon fiber (Alfa Corse) has no controls. Depending on the selected driving mode, “Road” or “Track”, the instrument panel has different graphics. Alfa Romeo designers have removed all unnecessary elements. Controls are located at the bottom of the dashboard, near the center tunnel or on the roof, like in airplanes.
Materials such as carbon fiber and Alcantara have been used in the interior. On the other hand, the seats are upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather, a re-design of the original seats. However, each model sold will be customized thanks to the myriad variations in body colours, upholstery and materials.
Engines: V6 or electric
The new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale has Mono carbon fiber With aluminum front and rear frames. To ensure high levels of rigidity and safety, the roof structure is made of carbon fiber and aluminum with specially developed hinges to secure the butterfly doors. The glass frames are also made of carbon while the rear window is made of polycarbonate.
The supercar is presented with both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, as was initially expected. First, we have 3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 620 horsepower It is connected to an 8-speed DCT gearbox. Traction is rear and there’s also an electronic limited-slip differential. The mechanicals are therefore those of a Maserati MC20.
With this power unit, the car is able to achieve The maximum speed is 333 km/h And acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds. There are two driving modes, as mentioned above. Strada mode ensures comfort and driving pleasure. Instead, Track Mode allows you to get maximum performance. In this configuration, the driver can decide to deactivate traction control.
Alternatively, the supercar can be obtained with an electric motor, of which we only know its capacity Delivering 750 hp. The estimated range according to the WLTP cycle is 450 km. Unfortunately, Alfa Romeo declined to provide further details.
The new 33 Stradale adopts a double suspension design with active shock absorbers and semi-virtual steering on the front and rear axles. It is the solution that offers good driving comfort and above all high precision and high performance. With a single button, the driver can raise the front of the vehicle by approximately 50 mm up to a speed of 40 km/h in order to overcome obstacles such as humps or rails or enter parking lots or garages.
And the car can rely on a Brembo brake system of this type Brake by wire With carbon-ceramic discs combined with aluminum monobloc calipers, six-piston at the front and four at the rear.
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