Alfa Romeo's "Super Sexy" Supercar Will Reportedly Be Called 333

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It will be "super-sexy," Alfa Romeo's CEO said about the upcoming supercar. And he got heads turning in a heartbeat. Now the Italians reportedly have a name for their first supercar in 16 years.
The supercar that Alfa Romeo is working on would be their first after the iconic 8C Competizione. It will be a limited-edition model, and the carmaker is planning on unveiling it on August 30, at the company's museum located in Arese, some 22 kilometers (13.6 miles) north of Milan, Italy. They have chosen that exact date for the event because that is when this year's Italian Grand Prix is set to take place.

Various names have been rumored for the model, with the 6C being in pole position. It would have been a hint at the powertrain the car will supposedly come with, a V6, just like the V8-powered supercar was called the 8C.

But that is probably not going to happen. Autocar reports that the model will be called 33, a reference to the legendary 33 Stradale from the 1960s. It is also a hint at the number of cars that Alfa Romeo will be producing. Just 33 will see the light of day, each being priced at 1 million euros ($1,108,868). Top speed of 333 kph (206 mph) is no coincidence either.

Alfa Romeo has been teasing the supercar for a while now. The latest teaser image that they came up with was accompanied by a streamline that read "dare to dream." That is the message that also shows up in the live stream already set up on Alfa's YouTube channel, in anticipation of the supercar.

The carmaker's CEO, Jean Philippe Imparato, revealed that customers had been placing deposits even before Alfa Romeo's parent company Stellantis officially signed off the supercar. The model is apparently already sold out. Nothing out of the ordinary, since that is what Imparato said would happen back in February: "It will be sold out before I even unveil the car." That is when he said that it would be iconic and super-sexy.

As for what will eventually power the Alfa Romeo 33, the carmaker has not confirmed anything yet. But it might find inspiration in Maserati's MC20, as well as some sort of electrification.

The MC20 comes with the groundbreaking 3.0-liter Nettuno engine, capable of 630 PS (621 horsepower), and is set to get a pure hybrid version in 2024, the MC20 Folgore. Alfa's supercar should get a gasoline engine, the twin-turbo 2.9-liter unit, assisted by an electric motor, a setup that would include the Formula One-derived pre-chamber combustion system sporting twin-spark plugs, just like the MC20. Together they would churn out way more than the Nettuno is able to offer: around 800 PS (789 horsepower).
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