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Zagato Marks 100 Years of Alfa Romeo Collaboration With Stunning Giulia SWB Coupe

Zagato builds another one-off work of art

  • One-off built for a very special customer

  • Loaded with phenomenal Zagato details

Coachbuilders Zagato have been working with Alfa Romeo for just over one hundred years. In that time they’ve built some absolutely stunning cars, and that’s something that’s not about to change. The latest is the Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato. A Giulia sedan with its rear doors and trunk lid chopped off (along with some wheelbase) and replaced with something much more appealing.

If you’re thinking that the car looks a bit Aston, that’s probably because of the work Zagato has done reskinning some exceptional models from that brand. The Giulia SWB has some of the cues that work so well on those cars, but they’re Zagato trademarks.

In the nose, the car takes plenty from the numerous Alfa Romeo SZ cars designed and built over the decades. The roof has Zagato’s traditional double-bubble roof, and the Kammback tail has a long history with Zagato as well.

The bodywork is full of details like the missing rear doors and shaved front handles. It’s also made from carbon fibre instead of steel.

Under that vented hood is a twin-turbo 2.9L V6. Taken from the GTAm model of that car, it pumps out 533 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. While the Giulia GTAm is automatic only, the Giulia SWB Zagato keeps the donor car’s six-speed manual transmission.

The car was designed for one specific buyer, who will take (or more likely has taken) delivery of the car after Zagato finished its photo shoot at La Pista in Arese. No word on the cost, but like they say, if you have to ask…


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