Alfa Romeo has had its good days and bad days but these are definitely the good days. The fabled Italian marque is returning to America next year and in the meantime is rolling out some exquisite new product. At the Geneva Palexpo show Alfa also displayed one of its classics, the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. Autoblog's Noah Joseph was at Geneva, and describes the Stradale as "the Bugatti Veyron of its day. It was the most expensive road car available to the public. Only 18 were ever made." The engine, a 2-liter V-8, came from Alfa Romeo's 33/2 sport prototype and in race form produced 270 hp through a 6-speed transmission, good for 186 mph and for class wins at Daytona and LeMans. The Geneva display, which Joseph describes as "bathed in more red lights and surrounded by more mirrors than an Amsterdam window" was a suitable tribute to one of the world's great (and rare) classic .
[Photo: Noah Joseph]