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1971 Alfa Romeo P33 Cuneo by Pininfarina

Directly derived from the Sport racing vehicle, in 1968, Alfa Romeo marketed the 33 Stradale with the magnificent body designed by Franco Scaglione. However, the prestige of the mechanics would soon attract other designers, in a time when “dream cars” with futuristic and bold lines were the main focus of Motor Shows all around the world. Pininfarina interpreted the Alfa chassis one last time after Bertone’s Carabo, Pininfarina’s P33 Roadsters and 33/2 Coupé Speciale, and Italdesign’s Iguana Brussels, in 1971, with the 33 Spider, which was later baptized “Cuneo” in Alfa Romeo. For this prototype, Paolo Martin used the chassis that had already given rise to the P33 Roadster, whose coachwork was completely dismantled and replaced by a perfect wedge shape, with tense and edgy lines, where the wide, inclined windshield and the simple roll bar that also supports the cover of the exhaust tips, really stand out.

  • Engine: Rear, vertical, longitudinal, 8 90° V-shaped cylinders, cylinder block and heads in light-alloy, double overhead camshaft with chain control

  • Cylinder capacity: cc 1995 (mm 78x52,2)

  • Maximum power: 230 hp at 8800 rpm

  • Maximum speed: Km/h 195

  • Vehicles produced: 1

Images: Pininfarina; Concept Car Central;