It cannot be denied that one of the most charming car manufacturers in the world is the Milanese Alfa Romeo. At the same time, we also cannot question the courage and creativity of carrozziere Zagato. And when the two meet, the results do not disappoint.
The Italian builder has finished the Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato. This is a very special edition of one of Alfa’s most popular titles. Giulia has been at Alfa Romeo for decades. It has already become a coupe, convertible, hatch and even a sedan.
The Zagato SWB was developed from the current generation Giulia. If your friend doesn’t know, it’s a beautiful sedan, with the right of a fantastic version with a 510 hp biturbo V6.
This model emerged to celebrate the status of Zagato in 2021. But the project was expanded, and the company sought references in other models such as the Tipo G1, from 1921, as well as the TZ3 Corsa Zagato and the Alfa Romeo SZ.
The Zagato SWB was developed from the current generation Giulia. If your friend doesn’t know, this is a beautiful sedan, entitled to a good version with a 510 hp biturbo V6.
As the name suggests, this Giulia uses a shortened wheelbase, hence the acronym SWB, which stands for Short Wheelbase. After all, Zagato took the essence of the coupe to the letter (cut in French) by reducing the sedan and removing the rear doors.
The result is a disturbing car that seems to be a living creature of its own. Scary headlights, big scudetto (traditional Alfas triangular grill), long hood, short back and very upright, like in the racing of the 1950s and 1960s.
Under the hood, an even more furious version of the V6 biturbo 2.9, which equips the Giulia GTAm. There is around 540 hp and 60 kgfm of torque distributed to the rear wheels with a six-speed manual transmission. A combination that makes this coupe an extraordinary and purist supercar.
Inside, the appearance is also unique. An instrument panel with a large round bezel is there to make sure it’s an Alfa. But the rest of the dashboard is very modern and elegant, with body colored elements, following the idea of the original Giulia.