For the past several years, rumors have been floating around the interwebs about another high-performance limited-production vehicle being based on the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
Alfa Romeo, itself, unveiled plans to produce a two-door, short-wheelbase (SWB) variant with the haloed GTV nameplate during the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Captial Markets Day presentation in 2018. Since then, Alfa Romeo has canceled its plans to build such a vehicle, but it isn’t stopping famed Italian coachbuilder Zagato from creating its own version.
This past week, Zagato released a series of teaser shots of its upcoming limited-production Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato on its Instagram page. The teasers showed a vehicle that features its own bespoke exterior design, with the Giulia Quadrifoglio’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 under a forward opening clam-shell hood.
The teaser shots show us a completely reworked front-end styling featuring hints of Pininfarina’s 2010 Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept, large front intakes, a Scudetto grille with Alfa Romeo’s logo printed upon its honeycomb grille pattern, and a unique carbon-fiber splitter.
The vehicle also appears to feature a number of styling elements from other unique Alfa Romeo classics. For example, the front fender vents show similar styling to the 8C Competizione, the rear taillight signature clearly harkens back to TZ3 Stradale, the Dodge Viper-based Alfa Romeo limited production vehicle released in 2011.
Judging by the number of teaser images, we expect that Zagato is pretty close to officially unveiling the vehicle. But we wouldn’t expect anything until after the beginning of the new year.
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