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Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale: a legend returns

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale marks Alfa Romeo's return to the Olympus of the most exclusive supercars. It is available with a twin-turbo 3.0 V6 with over 620 hp or an electric motor with over 750 hp. Price from about 1.5 million euros.

Here it is, at last, the new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. Supercar “fuoriserie” of the house of Arese that recalls in name and not only the iconic car born in 1967, considered by many one of the most beautiful of all time. The new two-seat dry coupe will be made in only 33 speciments, all already sold starting at around 1.5 million euros, by Touring Superleggera with very high standards to ensure manic attention to every detail. A manifest car, celebrating the past while projecting the brand into the (electric) future, anticipating some details of the brand’s upcoming models.

Inspired by the past

Designed by the Alfa Romeo Style Center, the inspiration for the new 33 Stradale is rooted in the historic model. The front end is powerful and muscular, showcasing the shield and elliptical light clusters. Two large side air intakes, immediately behind the heli-opening doors, lead the view to the rear, which expresses the car’s strength through a truncated tail, “V” graphics and round taillights. The maximum height is not at the windshield, but in the center of the roof, allowing for a Cx of 0.375.

Essentiality also distinguishes the interior of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, so as not to distract the driver from what really matters: driving. The few controls are located on the center console, while in front of the driver is a display that, thanks to the three-dimensionality of the “telescope,” aims to engage the driver. In contrast to current habits, the steering wheel has no buttons. The dashboard and center tunnel are aviation-inspired and use materials such as aluminum, carbon fiber, leather and Alcantara. Two trim options are available, Tributo and Alfa Corse: the former features leather and aluminum and pays homage to the 33 Stradale example on display at the Arese Museum; the latter combines carbon fiber with Alcantara for maximum sportiness.

Also electric

Under the rear hood, the new Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale can be equipped with either a twin-turbo 3.0 V6 engine with more than 620 hp, which the company describes as an evolution of the V6 that already equips Alfa’s highest-performance cars, mounted in a central position and mated to an 8-speed, dual-clutch DCT gearbox, with rear-wheel drive and an electronic limited slip differential, or with an electric motor capable of more than 750 hp and an estimated range of 450 km (WLTP). The number 3 also recurs in the performance claimed for the petrol version: 333 km/h indicated top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3 seconds, braking from 100 km/h to 0 in less than 33 m.

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is designed to be used as much on track days as in everyday life, which is why it has two driving modes, Strada and Pista, selectable from switches on the center tunnel. Starting the car activates Strada mode, which is more comfortable with a smooth power delivery, soft suspension, smooth shifting and exhaust valves that open only above 5,000 rpm. Choosing Track mode switches to a more adrenaline-pumping drive: the suspension stiffens, the gearbox becomes quicker, the exhaust valves are always open, and maximum power is guaranteed. In this mode you can decide to turn traction control off completely.

Keeping all the power of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale under control is a brake-by-wire braking system that acts on Brembo’s signature carbon-ceramic brakes. Rigidity and lightness are provided by an aluminum H-frame and carbon-fiber monocoque, on which a carbon-fiber and aluminum roof structure has been engineered with hinges to attach the butterfly doors. The whole set up will be supported by the experience of Valtteri Bottas, who will bring his Formula 1 experience to the Balocco tests.

As mentioned, all 33 examples of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale have already been assigned to their respective customers, who participated in the project to create as many unique examples together with a team of professionals. In this way, the Alfa Romeo “Bottega” was born, inspired by the Renaissance workshops and coachbuilders of the 1960s and aiming to make customers’ dreams come true. The first meetings with Alfa Romeo supercar customers took place at last year’s Monza GP, when they were able to express their wishes about their car. All of this was overseen by the 33 committee, which was tasked with approving the customers’ requests, ensuring that the car’s history and iconicity were respected. Production is hand-made by Touring Superleggera.


All this means that no two Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale cars will be identical. The first choice concerns the paint of the 33 Stradale: classic Rosso Alfa pastel, a reinterpretation of Blu Reale, Rosso Tinded Clearcoat “Villa d’Este,” but also a red and white livery as a tribute to the Tipo 33 racing car. Customers can also customize the exposed carbon fiber trim, choose from different air intake configurations, and decide which logo to put on the side between Quadrifoglio and Autodelta. Also customizable are the Alfa Romeo lettering on the rear, the 20-inch alloy wheels, and the dual exhaust tailpipes.


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Celebrating 115 years of Carrozzeria Garavini, the brand sees its rediscovery and relaunch in the world of cars, design and elegance.

At Garavini, craftsmanship, manufacture and uniqueness come together to create works of art on wheels that go beyond the concept of a simple means of transport to become symbols of passion and refinement.

115 years after its foundation, the company has decided to start again with the Alfa Romeo 4C, in the 10th anniversary year of the model’s presentation, in collaboration with the IAAD in Turin. This partnership between the historic brand and the design institute represents an opportunity to create a high-end sports car that combines outstanding Italian aesthetics with the best technologies.

Poltu Quatu immediately turned out to be the ideal location for the premiere of the project, thanks to the famous Concours d’Elegance which, as the perfect combination of worldliness, elegance and the joy of living the dolce vita, allows the meeting from all over the world of those enthusiasts who, more than anyone else, can appreciate the value and style of a vision such as Garavini’s.

The project takes its inspiration from the 1930s Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 by Garavini, the star of the Italian Dolce Vita and the birth of the classic car movement in Italy. The Garavini Perenne represents an extraordinary sports car that combines the Italian tradition of elegance and style with innovation and high quality craftsmanship. Garavini’s tribute to the model, the 4C, which, with its debut 10 years ago, decreed the real relaunch of Alfa Romeo, is no coincidence: symbolic value, as happens in all valuable initiatives, has a decisive weight in the conception and realisation of unique products.

The soul of the project is Luca Babbini, a young entrepreneur with experience in research and development for various industries, in particular the automotive industry. Babbini’s path, which started at IAAD and has been refined through subsequent collaborations, has always been linked to a passion for luxury, not so much as a material passion, but derived from the emotion that an object or an experience conveys.

“When I crossed Garavini’s path,” explains Luca Babbini, Garavini Design Director, “with family origins and values that can be traced back to mine, I thought it was a sign: the awareness of this affinity has allowed us to give life to a new chapter, a reality in which passion for craftsmanship, luxury and family heritage come together. The Garavini Perenne will be an opportunity to enhance the Turin area but in an international key, thanks to the freshness and desire to do that only a young team, such as that of Garavini and that of the IAAD master’s degree course in Transportation Design, can guarantee.”

On 8 July on the occasion of the Poltu Quatu Classic, a preview of the concept on which the students of the IAAD master’s course in Transportation Design are working, reasoning and declining the Garavini values of elegance and attention to detail, aimed at creating a modern classic with a first series of 15 examples, which aspires to become a timeless model, a source of inspiration for the present and the future. The lines are classic, inspired by a sporty use that smells of fresh air and speed. Driving pleasure is at the heart of the design with a set-up dedicated to usability on the road as well as on the track.

Again Luca Babbini: ‘The valorisation of young people is a key aspect of the project: it always seems, in the common narrative, that unreachable challenges and moments of continuous crisis await us, but the future is full of opportunities and style and beauty are not a closed chapter. The creation of new classics is the true ambition of a project, which looks to the future aware of its past but with the confidence that it can still make a difference. The Turin area, then, is rich in excellent craft realities with which to create synergies and develop a true pole of high craftsmanship. There is nothing to stop us from looking beyond the automotive field and broadening the declination of our values with incursions into other sectors… in short, there is a lot to build on, and the Garavini lifestyle begins today with Garavini Perenne.

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The Garavini Perenne will be released in 2025.