To construct the new GT racer, Alfa Romeo created a new competition department and dubbed it Autodelta.Alfa Romeo and Autodelta worked on a completely new competition car that was intended to restore Alfa's old reputation. Code named '105.33', the new car was designed by Alfa's experimental department and then sent to Autodelta in 1965 to be further developed.
When Autodelta received the first prototype, it was powered by a TZ2 derived four cylinder engine. The engine was installed behind driver's compartment, complying with the latest racing design trends. A completely new V8, displacing just under 2 litres, was designed by Autodelta and mated to a Colotti 6-speed gearbox. The chassis consisted of three large aluminum tubes; two longitudinal side members and one fitted transversely at the rear. Suspension was by double wishbones front and back. It was equipped with the latest vented Girling discs all-round.Simply dubbed 33, the new racer made its debut in the 1967 season. In later years the cars were known as 33/2 for their 2 litre displacement, to distinguish them from the larger engined evolutions. In competition trim the high revving quad-cam V8 was good for at least 270 bhp. It made a victorious debut at a hillclimb in Belgium, but reliability issues dominated the rest of the season. For 1968 a slightly revised engine and new bodywork improved both performance and reliability. After its debut race the 1968 33/2 is now commonly referred to as Daytona. Alfa Romeo finished third in the World Championship.The racing career of the 33 model stretches over almost a decade, of which 1968 was the one of the most successful years. With the Daytona coupe version, a third in the World Championship was achieved and at Le Mans a class white wash underlined the car's potential. Pictured is one of the around 20 Daytonas constructed.It is seen again at the 2004 Le Mans Classic and 2003 Tour Auto.
Engine 90 V 8
Displacement 2.462 liter / 150.2 cu in
Power 315 bhp / 235 KW @ 8800 rpm
Top Speed 300 km/h / 186 mph