It is expected to use a derivative of the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6, no doubt boosted to give more than the usual 520bhp.
Imparato also said the 33 wouldn’t just be a track car, but one that could still be driven every day, despite its likely price and positioning. “It could be iconic, super-sexy and recognisable as an Alfa Romeo at first sight.”
He added that it is parallel to Alfa Romeo’s core range. This has been signed off until 2027 after the return of Alfa Romeo to the black in 2021 and the first half of 2022. One model will be launched per year.
Beyond that, Alfa Romeo has presented a product plan to Stellantis until 2030, and each year of success between now and then will allow a subsequent model to be signed off.
“Each year, we will lock the next five years of the product plan with Stellantis,” Imparato said.
When asked if Alfa Romeo was planning SUVs bigger and smaller than the Tonale (pictured above), Imparato said “yes and yes”. It’s understood the smaller SUV will come next year, as an electric sister car to the new Jeep Avenger, albeit greatly overhauled with a very different set of capabilities.
The larger SUV is understood to be a replacement for the Stelvio (although it could keep that name), also electric and due around 2026.
These two will be sandwiched by a replacement for the Giulia in 2025, which will be the first model in Stellantis to be based on the group’s next-generation EV architecture.
“It has 5G and new-era technology that will bring to market something special,” said Imparato on this new platform, which will also bring a highly advanced new software suite and capability to Stellantis. The Giulia will also arrive with a 1000hp Quadrifoglio variant, he confirmed.
Beyond those models, Imparato hinted that multiple options and bodystyles were on the table, including roadsters, saloons and hatchbacks.