Alfa Romeo will unveil another exclusive supercar by 2026, inspired by one of its models and available in limited quantities.
The unnamed model will follow the Italian marque’s recently revealed, exclusive 33 Stradale supercar to mark the beginning of what will be a series of halo models.
Alfa Romeo has already scoped out potential buyers from their high-calibre 33 Stradale customer list.
Senior members of the brand’s design team spoke to Autocar, revealing their upcoming plans for the marque’s venture back into the supercar segment.
A specialist unit has been assembled within Alfa Romeo’s parent brand Stellantis which will act as a ‘bottega’ studio to push forward these designs, headed by Alfa Romeo’s head of strategic projects, Cristiano Fiorio.
All future models made by this bespoke arm of the brand will be offered in production runs of 50 units or fewer to maintain exclusivity.
According to Mr Fiorio, the brand quizzed customers on what historic models they would like to see represented in the design of the upcoming model when purchasing their 33 Stradale.
“The first car has proved a really good exercise for us, for the Alfisti and for our customers…And we want to continue,” Alfa Romeo’s head of design, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, told Autocar.
“We asked them: ‘Hey, probably you will be customers for the next one. Which one would you like to do?'” said Mr Mesonero-Romanos.
Popular eras with the surveyed customers were the 1960s and 70s.
Without giving too much away, Mr Fiorio said there were four models that were particularly popular prospective design inspirations.
The Giulia TZ from 1963 has reportedly emerged as a frontrunner for a central design inspiration after these discussions.
Also known as the Alfa Romeo Tubolare Zagato, the 1963 Giulia TZ was a racing car with a tubular frame and an aerodynamic aluminium body with a truncated rear end.
The 1960s Giulietta SZ coupe, 1970s Montreal 2+2 coupe, and the futuristic 1968 Carabo concept car have also reportedly been floated as potential candidates.
Speaking on the use of historic designs to inform the new model, Mr Fiorio told Autocar “There are exercises in the past that have been very forward-looking.”
He indicated loyal clients will be keen to purchase replicas of heritage models.
“We have to do something that will be well perceived by clients,” he said.
Only 33 units of the 33 Stradale, the brand’s first electric vehicle, will be made by Milanese coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera.
It combines a modern carbon-fibre monocoque with an aluminium H-frame chassis for maximum rigidity and minimal weight.
Developed in only 16 months, the 33 Stradale’s exterior is also inspired by a vehicle from the brand’s back catalogue, acting as a “reinterpretation” of the 1967 model of the same name.