Here’s a look at the latest Spider Alfa Romeo 4C model for North America – Robb Report

Alfa Romeo’s 33 Stradale is the most beautiful piece of Italian sculpture created in the 20th century. Such a bold argument could be made but it was not easy to prove. Since Franco Scaglione ‘s design has only been produced in 18 examples, built from 1967 to 1969, it does not diminish at all the impact of the beauty of this heroic supercar – if it is diminished. That was the case, because in his day, the 33 Stradale (Italian for “road”) set the fastest time per kilometer.

Its bases were from the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 race car, wrapped in an elegant body built by Carrozzeria Marazzi, a small Milanese coach builder who was involved in many exciting projects, including Lamborghini Island of the same period. . The 33 Stradale also featured, for the first time on a production car, cathedral doors that can be seen today on so many exotics. Now, the reflection of the most beautiful Alfa Romeo road car ever seen in the new 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo, made in honor of the famous mid-engine ancestor.

While the original 33 Stradale 33 was powered by Alpha’s 2.0-liter V-8 flywheel engine and tuned for about 227 hp, the Stradale Tributo adds an additional ten horses with a 1,750-cc inline-four engine . With feather weight, the small 4C advances the blades at less than 2,500 pounds, and is great for sprinting from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Few cars offer as much seat-of-the-pants fun as the Alfa Romeo 4C. Once embedded in the carbon-fiber monocoque, drivers get a kart-like handle and a 237 hp motorized visceral blender punch screams just an inch behind the seat.

The 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale.

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale in 1967, and 18 examples of these were made.

Photo: Courtesy of Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA

Some less sleek design designs make the 33 Stradale Tributo even more special. All examples are finished in Rosso Villa d’Este three-coat exterior paint, a brilliant metallic red that is familiar to anyone who has witnessed the concepts of modern-day Alpha at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. The red subject is assigned to the carbon-carbon monocoque chassis itself, which, for the first time, shines with a bright red finish.

Spider 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C 33 Stradale Tributo.

With a carbon-carbon monocoque chassis, the new model variant weighs less than 2,500 pounds.

Photo: Courtesy of Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA

In homage to Stradale’s flagship 33 Campagnolo wheels, the 18- and 19-inch designs for the Tributo have five deep holes, and are finished in a gold-gray color scheme like the originals. Bi-Xenon headbands, Akrapovič’s race suspension and mid-way outlet add a performance edge to the vehicle. Mixed sports sets in black Dinamica suede and tobacco leather are the main places on the interior, as are special records: the one on the center console with a serial number.

Spider 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C 33 Stradale Tributo.

The power train features a 237 hp inline-four engine connected to a two-speed six-ear transmission, allowing the car to cover zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds .

Photo: Courtesy of Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA

With only 33 specimens coming in from the state, and priced from $ 79,995, this is arguably the rarest within the range of the pavilion’s most unique model, launched in 2014. it also represents the last of a 4C Spider run in North America.