Overnight Alfa Romeo and coaches Zagato teasing a new model — possibly a coupe — based on Giulia sedan car.
Given the shape of the car’s rear light bar, it seems that the model was labeled as Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato will pay homage to the Giulia TZ from the 1960s.
If the original TZ collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Zagato is anything to go by, the regular Giulia sedan and Giulia SWB Zagato will share underpinnings but wear completely different suits.
Since it will have a shorter wheelbase than the sedan, it’s probably fair to assume the Giulia SWB Zagato will be a coupe.
Earlier, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato said the company plans to launch a “very attractive, very selective, and very expensive” two-door model in 2023, suggesting the Giulia SWB Zagato will be a low-production model rather than a full-time member’s model. Alpha ship.
Autocar understands that the Giulia SWB Zagato is completely separate from the company’s supercar project, which the magazine believes won’t be officially approved and announced until March 2023.
During Sergio Marchionne’s reign as CEO of Fiat Chrysler, there were plans to expand Alfa Romeo’s portfolio with a pair of coupes: a successor to the 8C supercar, as well as a GTV based on the Giulia’s architecture. Along with other touted models, such as crossovers and larger sedans, these two coupes did not come to fruition.
We don’t know for sure what will power the Giulia SWB Zagato, but logic dictates it will be a version of the 2.9 liter Quadrifoglio twin-turbo V6.
In standard trim, the engine is tuned to deliver 375kW and 600Nm to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic. It is able to propel the Giulia Quadrifoglio to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
There is also a more powerful version of the 400kW engine in the stripped back GTA and GTAm variants.
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