New Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is brand's last combustion supercar

To help keep weight down, the 33 Stradale’s monocoque chassis is made out of carbonfibre and its body frame from aluminium. The window frames are also carbonfibre and lightweight door hinges are fitted for the Stradale’s striking butterfly doors.

Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato said: “With the new 33 Stradale, we wanted to create something that lived up to our past, to serve the brand and make the Alfisti fandom proud. 

“Such a result could only have been achieved thanks to the expertise, hard work and passion of our team. This is the brand’s first’fuoriserie’ car since 1969, and I promise it won’t be the last.

In the design of the 33 Stradale, Alfa Romeo has tried to match the proportions of the original car as closely as possible. From the front, it uses the familiar ‘V’ shaped grille, called the Scudetto Shield, with an overall profile optimised for aerodynamics and “necessary beauty”, the brand claims.

The emphasis on aerodynamics includes the use of an air intake integrated into the headlights and a rear spoiler directing air into the side intakes to make the car as slippery as possible. Guzzafame confirmed that the 33 Stradale’s new-style ‘V’ shaped grille, elliptical bonnet and LED lines in the headlamps will be carried over to future cars from the brand.

As with the exterior, its cockpit employs lightweight materials such as aluminium and carbonfibre, while extensive use of Alcantara reinforces its supercar billing.

Imparato previously told Autocar that Alfa would ensure its interiors remain “driver-centric”, and the 33 Stradale cements this pledge with very few buttons hosted on the centre console, and a 3D head-up display (said to be an industry-first) serving as the main digital interface, designed to distract the driver as little as possible.

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