The Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato Is a One-Off Retro Coupe With 533 HP and a Stick

The car will be delivered to a private customer in Germany.

Zagato is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its first collaboration with Alfa Romeo with something special. It's built a one-off sports car called the Giulia SWB Zagato, sporting retro-inspired design with modern Alfa Romeo mechanicals under the skin. We love it.

The Giulia SWB Zagato borrows much of its looks from past Zagato-designed Alfas, like the S.Z. and the TZ3. The long nose falls into a low grille with Alfa Romeo's signature triangle center and three-section daytime running lights. On the roof you'll find Zagato's double-bubble shape, tapering into a sculpted rear end that looks to be lifted straight off the TZ3. Zagato says it used the modular platform found underpinning the current Giulia and Stelvio and shortened it to get the proportions just right. The bodywork itself is all carbon fiber.

Under the hood of the Giulia SWB Zagato sits the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the Giulia GTAm , tuned to 533 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque, according to Motor1 . It gets power to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Hell yeah.

"In the more than the 100-year glorious history of Alfa Romeo, no other company has contributed as much as Zagato, through 100 years of long and tireless collaboration," Zagato vice president of design Nori Harada said in a statement. "The way the two companies work together changes with the times, but their shared passion for creating design marvels has always paved the way for new eras."

Following a photoshoot at a race track in Milan, the one-off Giulia SWB Zagato will be delivered to its new owner in Germany, a private buyer with an extensive Alfa collection. Zagato hasn't revealed just how much money is changing hands, though considering all of the work that's gone into this singular car, it's safe to assume it's a lot.

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