A design concept has apparently been shown to dealers already.
Alfa Romeo has been working hard to reinvent itself and prove that it belongs among the world's finest luxury automakers. To do that, the Italian automaker is planning to launch a new car every year before it goes electric. Existing models including the Alfa Romeo Giulia are set to go all-electric soon, but it's not all bad news. In fact, Italian forum Auto Pareri claims that dealers have been shown renders of an exciting new model. Technically, it's the rebirth of an old model, but it's an old model that everyone would love to see reinvented, namely the gorgeous 33 Stradale.
The posts on the forum claim that an homage to the gorgeous supercar will be created in very limited numbers, but not all of them will be electric. 16 models will be produced with an internal combustion engine and another 16 will be produced with a battery-electric powertrain. That gives us a total of 32 vehicles, but we suspect that a 33rd will be created as a launch model of sorts that may be auctioned off for charity or simply kept by Alfa Romeo for its own collection. Whatever the final numbers, you can bet that all will sell out just as soon as the 33 Stradale is confirmed.
At the reveal of the Alfa Romeo Tonale crossover, Alfa boss Jean-Philippe Imparato referenced the 33 Stradale and the Spider 'Duetto' when speaking about future sports cars, so this rumor seems to carry weight. If dealers have indeed been shown renders of a reborn 33 Stradale, it would seem that Alfa is very serious about bringing this car to market and is checking to see if customers will love it as much. It seems like a no-brainer to us, but the design will be critical to this car's perceived success. Thankfully, Imparato has promised that he "will never disrespect Alfa Romeo design." Here's hoping the 33 Stradale does come to market when the forum rumor claims: as early as next year.