This won't just be a Giulia with two doors cut off.
Earlier this month, Italian design house Zagato teased a new project based on the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. The initial teaser only revealed the unique taillight shape and the name, Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato. Judging by the SWB (short wheelbase) portion of the name, we assumed this latest Zagato would be a two-door version of the Giulia sedan. Now Zagato has released new teaser images, and our suspicions have been confirmed.
Shown below in green, the Giulia SWB Zagato will have completely custom bodywork from top to bottom. The front fascia looks different from the standard Giulia with new headlights and a revised bumper design while keeping the familiar triangular grille shape.
These next crop of photos reveal some incredible details, including what appears to be a front-hinged clamshell hood, a feature that's not found on any current production Alfa. Under that hood sits the Quadrifoglio's 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 producing 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque in stock form. We imagine Zagato will give it a boost, possibly the 540-hp tune from the Giulia GTA, which was never imported to the USA.
Shots of the fenders show more changes from a standard Giulia, including unique wheels with a gold finish, a new side vent shape, and a revised position for the four-leaf clover badge. It also gives a better look at the car's paint, which appears to be Alfa Romeo's Verde Montreal Tri-Coat.
Zagato didn't just tease the exterior, as the final photo shows our first look at the new roofline and the cabin. The roofline is that of a two-door coupe model with the entire surface finished in exposed carbon fiber. This should give the Giulia SWB Zagato a vastly different appearance than the sedan it's based on. Inside, the seat backs come with matching carbon fiber and green accents to match the exterior. Instead of rear seats, it looks like Zagato has opted for a storage area with a divider bar.
Expect to see a full reveal in early 2023. Availability will be extremely limited with prices likely approaching seven figures.