Alfa Romeo’s upcoming limited-run Giulia coupe, developed in conjunction with coach builder Zagato, is taking shape.
The Giulia SWB Zagato has been teased again, with power from the same 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine as the Giulia Quadrifoglio.
In standard trim this engine is tuned to deliver 375kW and 600Nm to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic. It’s capable of catapulting the Giulia Quadrifoglio to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds.
There’s also a more powerful 400kW version of the engine in the stripped-back GTA and GTAm variants.
A series of images posted on Instagram and captured by CarScoops reveal the front end of the car will feature a look that’s significantly differentiated from the Giulia sedan. The slim headlights are new and appear to take at least some inspiration from the Tonale, while the front fenders will be more dramatically shaped than those on the regular car.
There’s a hint of 8C Competizione about the vent behind the front wheel arches, and the typical Zagato badge is present and correct.
Down back, the coupe will feature a light bar and a tail inspired by the 1964 Giulia TZ.
Earlier in 2022, Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato said the company will launch a “very exciting, very selective, and very expensive” two-door model in 2023, indicating the Giulia SWB Zagato will be a low production run car.
During Sergio Marchionne’s reign as Fiat Chrysler’s CEO 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 a larger crossover and sedan, neither of these coupes came to fruition.