In 1965, Alfa Romeo decided to return to motorsport and, together with its Autodelta division, created the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 prototype (the road version is the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale).
The body of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was designed by Franco Scaglione and built by Carrozzeria Marazzi. The guillotine type doors, which open forward and upwards, are noteworthy. The front and rear segments opened in one piece. There were no bumpers and the headlights were recessed under huge plastic fairings.
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale had the same construction as the racing version: an H-shaped steel tube chassis, aluminium body, independent double wishbone suspension at the front and double wishbone suspension at the rear, disc brakes and 13″ magnesium alloy wheels.
A total of 18 cars were built in two years, of which five ended up in the hands of private owners, three ended up in museums and five more disappeared or died in accidents. The remaining five cars became concept cars, each with its own unique bodywork made by Pininfarina, Italdesign or Bertone.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale specs:
- top speed – 259 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 5.9 s
- horsepower – 233 hp
- engine volume – 1995 cm³
- vehicle weight – 700 kg
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale engine:
The unique, 1995cc aluminium direct injection SPICA V8 engine had four camshafts, two valves per cylinder and a dry crankcase. It was downgraded to 233 bhp. A Colotti six-speed manual gearbox was in the same unit as the rear drive axle.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale 0 – 100 (Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale 0 – 60):
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 5.9 seconds.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale top speed:
The top speed reaches 290 kilometres per hour.
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale interior:
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale price (Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale for sale):
The car is available from $10000000.