Alfa Romeo’s retro super sports car 33 Stradale has been a great success for the brand so far. The media impact was huge and all 33 copies were sold long before the official world premiere. The Italians have tasted blood as a result, because another supercar has already received the green light for series production.
Cristiano Fiorio, the person responsible for strategic projects, has now confirmed that a second, high-priced small series model is being planned. The design should also be based on iconic models of the past. Potential buyers have already been asked about their wishes regarding the design direction. Early feedback suggests the 1963 Giulia TZ is a favorite.
Alfa’s design chief Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos said that the 1960 Giulietta SZ and the 1970 Montreal were among the models that customers would like to see revived.
Like the 33 Stradale, the new supercar is being developed by Bottega (Italian for “workshop”). This is a special Stellantis division whose task is to create ultra-exclusive cars with a production run of less than 50 units.
The development of the 33 Stradale took just 16 months. They benefited enormously from Alfa Romeo’s position in the Stellantis conglomerate, after all, the Cuore Sportivo had access to the basis of the Maserati MC20.
While the fantastically beautiful coupé that you see in the pictures in the gallery comes with a combustion engine and a purely electric version (although the number of purely electric 33 Stradales is likely to be more than manageable), the next Alfa super sports car will most likely only be electric come on the market. Alfa Romeo has already announced that the 33 Stradale will go down in history as the brand’s last petrol-powered supercar.
To put it into perspective: the 33 Stradale is built by Carozzeria Touring Superleggera. A total of 33 cars will be created. An official price was never mentioned – some say 2.1 million dollars, but a price of three million euros has already been predicted.
Everyone who has signed the purchase contract can choose between a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 or a purely electric drive. As mentioned, it is assumed that the overwhelming majority preferred the combustion engine.
Fiorio said his Bottega division must stand on its own two feet, meaning it must be profitable. However, economic success is not the only priority. He thinks these supercars will help improve Alfa Romeo’s image.