Not your Aunt Francesca’s Giulia, this singular new Alfa Romeo model represents the latest meeting of the minds between Alfa designers and those of Italy’s legendary coachbuilder, Zagato.
The one-off is called the Giulia SWB, and although a trained eye can see the Quadrifoglio foundation car beneath the supercar flourishes, the Giulia’s native lines have been almost entirely co-opted by new purpose. The client’s design commission called for a nimble and very quick end product, and as a result the SWB has a shorter wheelbase.
The SWB’s singularity is most acutely represented by its nose, which culminates in a huge, blacked-out, three-section grille and headlamps borrowed from the Tonale. A carbon fiber splitter finishes the front end with a distinctly and aggressively track-oriented spin.
Like the native Italian Quadrifoglio, the car’s a stick as well, preserving the engagement potential of an old-fashioned manual gearbox. The SWB’s energy source is a six-cylinder engine, the same 2.9L V6 loaded into the Giulia GTAm.