Alfa Romeo’s Formula 1 team is gearing up for a special celebration at the Italian Grand Prix, featuring a unique livery.
Fresh from unveiling the stunning 33 Stradale, Alfa Romeo has now brought this new supercar to Monza, just ahead of the Italian Grand Prix taking place this weekend.
This is a particularly significant moment for the automaker, as the original 33 Stradale made its debut at the iconic Monza circuit exactly 56 years ago. Alfa Romeo’s decision to introduce their exquisite supercar at Monza is no coincidence; it underscores Alfa’s deep-rooted connection between racing and its high-performance road cars.
The new 33 Stradale has made quite an impression, much like its predecessor did all those years ago. Monza holds immense importance for Alfa Romeo. In 1950, the automaker clinched the inaugural Formula 1 title, with Nino Farina driving the Tipo 158 to victory.
In honor of the new 33 Stradale, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team’s cars will feature a special livery. In a nod to the road-going supercar, the F1 race cars will proudly sport gold-colored wheels. Additionally, the single-seaters will prominently display the “33 Stradale” name on their sides and rear wings.
The revamped Quadrifoglio logo, which was first introduced in 1923 but officially adopted in the 1960s as the emblem for Alfa Romeo’s sporting vehicles, is also part of the design. Elsewhere on the Formula One cars, the Italian flag adorns their bodies, but it has been rendered in the distinctive “Quadrifoglio” green.
As a final touch, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu will don special racing suits, with their names high
lighted in gold. The new “Quadrifoglio 100 Anniversario” slogan is featured on their shoulders, accompanied by the Italian flag.
Alfa Romeo offers customers just two versions of the new 33 Stradale. Traditionalists are likely to favor the mid-mounted turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, generating an impressive 612 horsepower. This latest Alfa supercar can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in under three seconds, showcasing its remarkable speed. The combustion-engined variant delivers power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Initial reports suggested that the 33 Stradale might adopt the V6 powertrain from the Maserati MC20, but Alfa Romeo asserts that it’s a refined version of the engine found in the Giulia Quadrifoglio.
The electric model is even more potent, producing a staggering 740 hp. Thanks to its 800-volt architecture and 102-kilowatt-hour battery, the EV boasts an impressive 280-mile range on a single charge. Alfa Romeo plans to manufacture just 33 units of this model, and they are already sold out.