Alfa Romeo plans to produce 33 limited-edition 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo cars “inspired by the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, the brand’s legendary mid-engine sports car,” the automaker said.
The cars, to be handcrafted in Modena, Italy, will feature Rosso Villa d’Este tri-coat paint, gray-gold 5-hole alloy wheels and black Dinamica suede and tobacco-colored leather interiors. The cars will be the first 4C Spiders created around red-finished carbon-fiber monocoque chassis.
Pricing at selected US dealerships starts at $79,995, according to the statement from Alfa’s American offices in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
“Since its introduction in 2014, the 4C has been a halo vehicle for Alfa Romeo, exciting enthusiasts around the world and spearheading the relaunch of the brand in North America,” Tim Kuniskis, global head of Alfa Romeo was quoted in the company’s announcement.
“The 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo is an instant Alfa Romeo classic that passes the torch to the next generation of iconic Alfa Romeo vehicles, including the upcoming Tonale PHEV crossover that will start production next year.”
Standard on the 33 cars is equipment that was optional on other 4C Spiders, including Akrapovic dual-mode center-mounted exhaust, race-tuned suspension, bi-xenon headlamps, a battery charger, car cover, carbon-fiber halo, rear wing and Italian flag mirror caps.
The cars have a 237-horsepower turbocharged 1,750cc 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed twin-clutch transmission.
The cars are a tribute to the 33 Stradale that was unveiled at the Monza racing circuit in late August 1967 just before the Italian Grand Prix. Stradale is Italian for “road-going,” Alfa noted in its news release, and the cars designed by Franco Scaglione were based on the Tipo 33 racers that won their class at the 1968 24 hours of Daytona race.
Only 18 of the original cars were produced. Most were red with gray-and-gold wheels and black-and-tobacco interiors.