2022 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo ReviewPublished Monday, March 7, 2022
Alfa Romeo's 2022 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo is the pinnacle of Italian engineering, good looks, and high performance. The original 33 Stradale is just as striking, but there's something truly extraordinary in the graceful curves and swooping lines of the 33 Stradale Tributo, which demonstrates the sheer talent and ingenuity of its Italian creators. Australia is lucky enough to receive 15 models of the limited edition 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo, which heralds the end of an eight-year era of the 4C in local showrooms.
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Now, let's put the microscope on the 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo and explore all the best features of this sexy, low-slung Italian sports car.
The Limited Edition 2022 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo: At a Glance
The Spider 4C 33 Stradale Tributo traces its roots back more than six decades. The sleek little roadster pays homage to the renowned Tipo 33 Stradale sports car from the 60s, which played an integral part in Alfa Romeo's ultra-successful motorsport and racing dynasty.
Flash forward sixty years, and the 2022 Spider 4C 33 is a genuine love letter to the original 33 Stradale and undoubtedly lives up to its namesake's legacy. With a robust engine, superb handling, and unparalleled visual sophistication, the Spider 4C 33 is a study in masterful engineering and performance.
Engine, Power, and Performance
Okay, let's cut to the chase: just how fast is the 4C Spider 33? Each model boasts a 1.7-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 177 kW of power and 350 nm of torque for an exhilarating ride, even if you're only taking a quick trip to the store. The intercooled DOHC engine features variable valve timing and an aluminium block and head, with a top speed of 250 km/h and petrol consumption of a surprisingly efficient 8.4 litres per 100 km.
Alfa Romeo paired the powerful petrol engine with a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The advanced technology allows for near instantaneous shifting and incredibly smooth acceleration, going from a zero to 100 km/h sprint in a thrilling 4.5 seconds.
The addition of a titanium Akrapovič exhaust gives the rear-wheel drive 4C Spider 33 the distinct, throaty roar drivers associate with every high-performance Alfa Romeo. The exhaust also has adjustable flaps, which produce an even louder roar when the Spider is in Race and Dynamic mode.
The 2022 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo features gold alloy wheels and graceful, curving body lines juxtaposed against an intimidating nose and front air intakes. In addition, the mirror covers (which feature the Italian flag), roof, side skirts, rollbar, and chassis are all carbon fibre, which reduce the Spider's weight to a mere 1,035 kg.
Of course, Alfa Romeo painted every model with the premium Rosso Villa d'Este tri-coat, a dynamic cherry red colour that turns heads wherever it goes. Even the carbon fibre chassis features a translucent red weave in its finish that seamlessly matches the Spider's exterior. The rear diffuser and front air intakes are a deep piano black, which catches the eye and forces it to follow the sweeping lines of this elegant Italian roadster.
The 4C Spider 33 roadster is a two-seater, so naturally, the interior cabin is tight. However, that doesn't mean it's uncomfortable. On the contrary, the interior is full of details and premium touches that give it a sophisticated look and feel, starting with the exposed red carbon fibre tub. In addition, the 4C Spider 33 has Bluetooth connectivity, rear parking sensors, USB charging ports, satellite radio, and an infotainment system with a premium Alpine sound package.
The bucket seats are comfortable and supportive, with a mix of black Dinamica faux suede and buttery soft leather that's a rich tobacco brown colour. Premium leather stitching highlights the entire cabin, with the 33 Stradale Tributo logo on the centre console, side sills, and dashboard. Each Spider also comes with an interior plaque etched with its sequential model number, giving it that extra touch of authenticity.
Of the 15 models coming to Australia, ten are coupes, and five are convertible roadsters. The 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo coupe starts at $123,000 before on-road costs, and the roadster begins at $133,000. For some perspective, the standard 4C coupe rings in at $89,000 and the 4C Spider at $99,000. Remember, the Stradale Tributo is the last hurrah of the iconic 4C range and signals the end of an era. Every model that Alfa Romeo built is a limited edition, genuine collector's item, meaning its value will likely increase in the coming years.
The Final Verdict
To sum it all up, here are the key features of the 2022 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo:
● 1.7-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
● 177 kW of power and 350 Nm of torque
● 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds
● 6-speed, dual-clutch auto transmission
So what's the final verdict? The 2022 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo is an elegant swansong and the perfect way to end Alfa Romeo's legendary 4C lineup. While it could benefit from a reduction in road noise, there's no denying the pure fun and enjoyment you'll get from piloting this perfect example of Italian engineering.
Perhaps the 4C Spider isn't the best or most practical choice for a daily driver. However, if you can afford it, this limited edition sports car will fulfil every fantasy, giving you pure speed, tight cornering, and superior performance. With the 2022 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo, every road becomes a racetrack for a heart-pumping, exhilarating ride each time you slide behind the wheel.
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