Art Appreciation: Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

This remarkable machine was designed more than 40 years ago. But If one of these pulled up to you today on a lonely road and the driver frantically leapt out claiming to have just arrived from the future you would have no choice but to believe him.

An Autodelta 2-liter V8 behind the driver, a Colotti 6-speed gearbox at hand, these pornographic Franco Scaglione-designed curves all around you—how could it not be from the future?

Maybe it isn't so much from another time as it is from another planet, and can transform into an insect!

Can you believe that now, 40 years later, that we’re in the automotive design era we’re in? Ok, so we don’t have flying cars, but shouldn’t they at least, like this Alfa, look like they can fly?

More Stradale photos at AutoBlog.

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