Which brand has the most loyal fans? Maybe Alfa Romeo. Because despite modest current sales figures and a thin model range, the Alfa myth lives on. And the Stellantis Group, which has since been accommodated, is now fueling it with a small series of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. Only 33 units of this carbon runabout with scissor doors are to be built. Allegedly, all 33 are already pre-ordered. The price will be well beyond 200,000 euros.

Boris Schmidt

Editor in the "Technology and Engine" department.

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The 33 Alfisti, as the Alfa disciples are called, have the choice between the well-known 3.0-liter V6 engine, which comes to 620 hp, or a purely electric drive, which should then even bring 750 hp to the two axles. All-wheel drive is mandatory. Whether electricity or petrol as a power source, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h can be achieved in less than three seconds, and for both vehicles the top speed is given as an obvious 333 km/h.

With a battery that offers 90 kWh, the new Stradale should be able to travel around 450 kilometers according to the standard if you drive carefully. This should also roughly correspond to the range of the gasoline engine, if it is a bit more brash with the accelerator pedal. The tank holds 60 liters.

The prototype for the new Stradale is the Alfa Tipo Stradale 33, of which only 1967 units were built for racing between 1977 and 18. At that time, the engine was initially a small eight-cylinder with a displacement of 2.0 or 2.5 liters, and 270 hp had to suffice. However, the Tipo Stradale with its aluminum body was only half as heavy as the new edition 56 years later. The new one weighs 1500 kilograms, the electric model is even heavier.

The few Stradale of the first series are now traded at prices beyond one million euros. Alfa has the 2023 models built in a specially founded company called Bottega.