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Alfa Romeo celebrates iconic 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo is marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary 33 Stradale, a model renowned for its blend of cutting-edge technology, racing mechanics and beauty.

A special exhibition has opened at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo in Arese, Milan, showcasing the 33 Stradale and the Italian marque’s illustrious racing heritage.

Designed by Franco Scaglione, just 18 examples of the mid-engined sports car were manufactured between 1967-69.

It was a perfect example of Alfa Romeo’s values, combining timeless beauty with technology derived from Alfa’s legendary race cars.

The 33 Stradale was also blisteringly fast for the time, taking just 5.5 seconds to reach 60mph from a standing start and going on to a top speed of 160mph.

The 33 Stradale is also adorned with the iconic Quadrifoglio, the four-leaf clover badge first used by racing driver Ugo Sivocci in 1923, now adorning Alfa’s performance models such as the Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Alongside a prototype 33 Stradale, the display includes five of the six concept cars derived from the 33 chassis, including Carabo, Iguana, 33/2 Speciale, Cuneo and Navajo. Also on display are the 33/2 Daytona, 33/3, 33 TT12 and 33 SC12 turbo racing cars.

About Gareth Herincx

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