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Alfa Romeo Reintroduces Classic Coupe with the Debut of the Giulia SWB Zagato

The Giulia SWB is a GTAm spec based on the Quadrifoglio

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
I am 21 years old and an avid Motorsports enthusiast.

ITALY: Alfa Romeo and Zagato have unveiled the Giulia SWB after a lengthy teaser campaign. The one-of-a-kind automobile began as a sports sedan before the shortening of its wheelbase to create a sleek two-door coupe without back seats, as the name suggests.

The base vehicle for the Giulia SWB was a spicy Quadrifoglio model with a V6 engine. However, the Italian carmaker upgraded the vehicle to GTAm specs while keeping the six-speed manual transmission.

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The Alfa Romeo SZ is a source of inspiration for the front-end styling of the Giulia SWB, which incorporates the most recent three-point LED headlight design from the facelifted 2023 Giulia. 

Alfa Romeo removed the GTAm’s enormous rear wing to give the car a cleaner appearance. The Giulia TZ inspired the Kammback wing on the rear.

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In keeping with the “Gran Turismo Alleggerita modificata” theme of the supercar, a substantial diffuser has double vertical fins flanking the dual exhaust tips. 

The Giulia SWB has a vented hood and a double bubble roof in typical Zagato fashion. To free up space in the side profile, the car manufacturer removed the rear doors, and the standard handles on the front doors. A button is mounted on the B-pillar to open the doors. The manufacture of nearly every redesigned body panel uses carbon fibre.

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The GTAm-spec twin-turbo 2.9-litre V6 that powers the Giulia SWB coupe produces 533 horsepower and 600 Newton meters of torque. 

The Quadrifoglio has a six-speed manual transmission, in contrast to the original GTAm, which only came with an eight-speed automatic.

Zagato designed the car after it wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its first partnership with Alfa Romeo. The project got approved in 2021, a century after the Italian car maker introduced the Tipo G1 in 1921. 

A German client approached the Milan-based plan house, hungry for extraordinary vehicles. 

Not only does the client own an Alfa Romeo SZ and an 8C Competizione, but he also owns several Aston Martin models designed by Zagato and the most recent Alfa Romeo products.

Alfa Romeo will return the Giulia Coupe to its rightful owner after participating in a photo shoot at Arese’s “La Pista” circuit. The specifics of the price have not been made public but considering that a Giulia GTAm costs nearly $200,000 in Italy, it must have been quite expensive.

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