The Chevy Corvette has a new challenger in the shape of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, a limited-edition supercar from the Italian luxury brand that is ultimately produced under the aegis of parent company and cross-town GM rival Stellantis.
The 2024 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was just unveiled as a strikingly-styled supercar capable of surpassing 200 mph, which Alfa Romeo describes as possessing “a perfect balance of proportions, volumes and surface properties” while offering powerful sports car performance.
Notably, Alfa Romeo claims the 2024 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale has a top speed of 206 miles per hour. It can charge from zero to 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds, according to the company, and can brake from 60 mph to a standstill in about 100 feet (33 meters) using Alfa Romeo-exclusive Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes and a brake-by-wire system.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale comes in two available trim levels, Tributo and Alfa Corse, and with a choice of two powerplants for motivation. Standard fare is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine developing in excess of 620 horsepower, using an eight-speed DCT transmission for cog swaps and offering rear-wheel drive only.
Alternately, buyers can opt for an all-electric version with 750 horsepower on tap. According to the results of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure or WLTP test, the BEV configuration of the Alfa Romeo 33 offers a range of approximately 280 miles (450 kilometers) on a single charge.
Alfa Romeo says it designed the 2024 Alfa Romeo 33 to provide not only supercar performance but also the comfort and drivability needed for “daily commutes.” In fact, the “Stradale” name indicates a street-capable, street-legal version of a race car.
The vehicle draws its inspiration from the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, another limited-run vehicle unveiled at the 1967 Paris Motor Show. The 1967 Stradale was also individually hand-built to customer specifications with no two exactly alike. It featured an aluminum body, rare in its day, echoed in the 2024 Stradale’s aluminum H-frame and carbon-fiber monocoque construction.
The 2024 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is hand-built in a limited run of 33 vehicles total. Predictably, as we already reported on Motrolix.com, this means the entire production run has already sold out to interested parties, with every vehicle individually customized to meet the preferences of buyers.
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato noted that Chevrolet can expect more 2024 Corvette rivals to be coming down the pipeline, remarking “this is the brand’s first fuoriserie (custom-built) car since 1969, and I promise it won’t be the last.”