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Italian Coachbuilder Zagato, Teases A New Bespoke Giulia SWB Zagato Limited Edition

New Bespoke High-Performance Giulia, Looks Promising...

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 Giulia SWB Zagato. (Zagato).

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.

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato. (Zagato).

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.

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato. (Zagato).

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. 

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato Image Gallery:

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It's been revealed and it's a stunner through and through.

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There are few among us who would deny that AR desperately needs something like this concept in production as soon as possible to spearhead the relaunch of the brand. A sports coupe with distinct styling, that creates the type of buzz missing from a brand that, if linked to Dodge as in the Hornet, can effectively add the nasty attitude and a sound business case for development cost sharing both brands need to thrive. Clever differentiation, utilization of brand unique powertrains or different variations and very strong brand styling on the surface makes complete sense and does not diminish or devalue either in the process. I would champion the architecture of the up coming Challenger underpinning a AR coupe designed with all these concept cues using Alfa Romeo power that simultaneously gives Dodge the supporting platform assets to create a Challenger that few would claim lacks the American performance pieces and engineering touches to win American hearts and minds and buyers too. The Hornet is the test case for this type of plan and this sensational concept could be the cross continent super coupe that produces a marriage, if not made in heaven, can certainly be made in America and Italy that produces true marital bliss with two doors.

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