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Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato presented as a one-off coupé

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato presented as a one-off coupé

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For one lucky enthusiast in Germany, Christmas came a few days early. Italian design house Zagato introduced a one-off carbon fiber body coupe called Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato, featuring a twin-turbocharged V6 and commissioned by a German collector.

Zagato explained that it created the project to celebrate 100 years of collaboration with Alfa Romeo, the current generation Giulia and the V6 engine. It started with the shortening of the Giorgio platform on which both Giulia and Stelvio are built. It then drew an eye-catching coupé that takes a handful of styling cues from several Alfa models past and present. The front end is dominated by air intakes (including one shaped like the Alfa grille) and features a pair of Tonale-esque LED headlights. The coupe’s profile features a long hood, short tail and unpainted double-bubble carbon fiber headliner, while the tail gains a thin, curved lightbar and massive air diffuser.

While several cars inspired designers, including the 1989 SZ that Zagato helped design, the Giulia SWB is in no way fully retro or old-school. It features carbon fiber body panels and is powered by an evolution of the 2.9-litre, twin-turbocharged V6 engine fitted to the Giulia Quadrifoglio, to GTAm specifications. Tech specs haven’t been released, but the GTAm’s six is ​​tuned to develop 540 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Starting with the Quadrifoglio’s engine, Zagato provided a major advantage: the V6 turns the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission. The limited GTAm is offered exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

From the driver’s point of view, the cabin is mostly the same as the standard Giulia fare; You’ll find the same steering wheel, touchscreen, air vents and climate control interface in the same places as the Giulia. Green accents and several model-specific carbon-fiber trim parts help the SWB stand out from the sedan it’s based on, and a key difference between the two cars is that the coupe only comes with two seats.

Zagato handed the Giulia SWB over to its new owner after snapping the photos you see in our gallery at La Pista circuit near Alfa Romeo’s hometown of Milan, Italy. There’s no word yet on who owns it; All we know is that the coupe will be one of a massive collection of high-end cars that includes an 8C Competizione, a 1990 SZ and a handful of Zagato-bodied Aston Martin models.

Alejandro Mesonero, Alfa Romeo’s head of design, gave his blessing to the Giulia SWB project, but it sounds like the coupe was largely designed and built by Zagato in-house. “The presence of the Alfa Romeo badge on the car is for descriptive and promotional purposes only and reflects Zagato’s decision to take inspiration from the Alfa Romeo SZ,” the design firm wrote. In other words, this probably isn’t the always-new, top-of-the-line sports car Alfa has promised (likely as a limited-edition coupe) to launch before the end of 2023.

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