Silent Power: The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Electric Supercar

Majority of owners opt for V6, but EV option also available.

The legendary 33 Stradale will forever be remembered as Alfa Romeo’s final supercar to feature an internal combustion engine. Surprisingly, a fully electric option was also offered. Out of the 33 vehicles slated for manufacturing, only a handful will be electrified as the majority of buyers opted for the V6 engine. This mark a significant moment as we witness the absence of a traditional motor in this iconic model.

Jean-Philippe Imparato, the current CEO of Alfa Romeo, recently utilized the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to release a 40-second video showcasing the 33 Stradale in an electrified form. As anticipated, the vehicle closely resembles its counterpart powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine, with one significant difference – the absence of the distinct V6 engine noise. In its place, we are greeted with the high-pitched hum of the electric motors, a sound that may become more common as supercars increasingly move away from traditional gasoline-powered engines.

We would opt for the V6 instead of the electric variant without hesitation, despite the latter’s higher horsepower. It boasts an impressive 750-hp output, surpassing the six-cylinder model by an additional 130 hp. Both models can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and reach a maximum speed of over 200 mph. Alfa Romeo’s flagship vehicle, when equipped with an electric powertrain, is capable of traveling up to 280 miles (450 kilometers) on one charge.

The breathtaking two-door with gullwing doors was created in partnership with the renowned Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The 33 Stradale boasts a rear-wheel drive system when fueled by a traditional combustion engine, while the electric version features an all-wheel drive configuration thanks to its triple motor layout. The gasoline variant is equipped with a ZF eight-speed transmission that efficiently transfers power from the mid-engine to the back axle.

Alfa Romeo did not disclose the exact cost of its contemporary 33 Stradale, as all 33 planned units were sold prior to its public debut, rendering official pricing unnecessary. Although there have been reports of customers paying approximately $2.8 million, the Italian brand has never officially verified this amount.

Despite its reveal in August 2023, the revived 33 Stradale will not enter production until June 24 of this current year. However, a new all-electric supercar is set to be introduced in 2026, potentially under another name with a nostalgic touch.

Source: Jean-Philippe Imparato / X

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