1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

The 33 is an extremely rare and cool road car built by . Only 18 are reported to have been made, plus three design studies based on the 33 Stradale the 33.2, and Carabo, was built in 1967 and based on the Autodelta T33 racing car. The car, designed by Scaglione, and built by Marazzi, made its debut at the 1967 Turin Motorshow.

The Stradale is believed to be the first production vehicle to feature dihedral doors, also known as butterfly doors. The Stradale also features windows which seamlessly curve upward into the ‘roof’ of the vehicle.

The race-bred bore no relation to the mass-produced units in Alfa’s more mainstream vehicles. Race engineer Carlo Chiti designed an oversquare (78 mm bore x 52,2 mm stroke) dry-sump lubricated 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) V8 that featured SPICA fuel injection, four ignition coils and 16 spark plugs. The used four chain-driven camshafts to operate the valve train and had a rev-limit of 10000 rpm. The produced 230 bhp (172 kW) at 8800 rpm in road trim and 270 bhp (200 kW) in race trim.

In another break from convention, Alfa used a six-speed transaxle gearbox by . The car takes 5.5 seconds to reach 60 mph (96.56 km/h) from a standing start and has top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph)

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