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Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale The Coolest Car Of All Time

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The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is a mid-engined sports car built by Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo. 18 examples were produced between 1967 and 1969. “Stradale” (Italian for “road-going”) is a term often used by Italian car manufacturers to indicate a street-legal version of a racing car; indeed the 33 Stradale was derived from the Tipo 33 sports prototype.

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The 33 Stradale is the first production vehicle to feature dihedral doors, also known as butterfly doors.[6] The 33 Stradale also features windows which seamlessly curve upward into the ‘roof’ of the vehicle. The car has aluminium body on aluminium tubular chassis.

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As a result of being built by hand, each model differs from the others for some details. For example, early models had twin headlights, replaced in the last ones by single lights.

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Its engine was a 2.0-liter, flat-plane V8 with SPICA fuel-injection, dual-overhead cams, and two spark plugs per cylinder. According to the Alfa Romeo museum, it made 230 hp at a ridiculous 8800 rpm, and sent its power to the rear wheels via a six-speed transaxle.

The car takes 5.5 seconds to reach 60 mph (96.6 km/h) from a standing start and has a top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph).In 1968 it was the fastest commercially available car in the standing kilometer with time of 24.0 seconds measured by German Auto, Motor und Sport.

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