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The Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato is a bespoke one-off to celebrate a 100-year partnership

Striking model uses the six-cylinder engine from the Giulia GTAm.

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato

Alfa Romeo and legendary coachbuilders Zagato are commemorating a 100-year partnership with a special one-off model.

The Giulia SWB Zagato has been built with a direct influence from Alfa’s historic vehicle SZ line-up which goes all the way back to 1961, but incorporates some of the very latest features. It’s powered by the same V6 engine that you’ll find underneath the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm, but has a shortened wheelbase compared to the Giulia upon which it is based.

Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato
The SWB retains the six-speed manual of the GTAm

Just one example will be produced and it has already been snapped up by an unnamed German customer, who was selected from existing Zagato customers. It’s said that the owner has ‘many Alfa Romeo in his garage’ including an 8C Competizione. The price of the Giulia SWB Zagato has not been revealed.

Andrea Zagato, CEO of the coachbuilder, said: “We are extremely satisfied with the collaboration we had throughout this period with Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, the teamwork was perfect, also with the marketing and communication department. It has been an exhilarating experience that has confirmed how the combination of Alfa Romeo and Zagato is an absolute classic of collecting.”

Zagato hasn’t released performance or output figures for the Giulia SWB, but in the regular Alfa Romeo GTAm the V6 engine produces 533bhp and returns a 0-60mph time of under 3.5 seconds, though the lighter Giulia SWB Zagato will no doubt beat this slightly. The Zagato also retains the six-speed manual gearbox too.

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