Celebration of 100-Year Partnership: The 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato model is a tribute to the centenary collaboration between Alfa Romeo and Zagato.
Limited Edition Model: The new model is a limited edition coupe, highlighting the exclusivity of the partnership's creations.
Inspired Design: The design of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato draws significant inspiration from the iconic SZ models, showing the continuity and evolution of the Zagato concept.
Carbon Fiber Body and Shortened Wheelbase: The vehicle features a carbon fiber body and a shortened wheelbase, which are key traits of the GTAm evolution.
Interest from Collectors: The new model has garnered immediate interest, particularly from a German customer known for his love of Zagato models.
Collaborative Design Process: The design process was a collaboration between Zagato, Alejandro Mesonero, and his team, underlining the importance of teamwork in the creation of unique vehicles.
Independent Production by Zagato: Despite the Alfa Romeo badge, the car's conception, development, and production were carried out independently by Zagato.
Influence on Recent Models: The influence of the SZ series is visible in the design of the recent Tonale, showcasing the lasting impact of the Zagato concept.
Significant Year for Zagato: The year 2023 marks a significant milestone for Zagato, with the release of the Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato and the continuation of a successful partnership.
Over 150 Collectible Models: The partnership between Alfa Romeo and Zagato has resulted in over 150 highly collectible models over the past century, demonstrating the enduring appeal and value of their collaborations.
2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato: A Celebration of Alfa Romeo and Zagato's Centenary Partnership
In 2021, Alfa Romeo and Zagato celebrated their 100-year collaboration with the creation of a new model: the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato. This limited edition coupe pays tribute to the iconic GTAm evolution and features a carbon fiber body and a shortened wheelbase.
A Perfect Collaboration: The German Customer
Zagato collectors showed immediate interest in the project, and a German customer, known for his love of Zagato models, was chosen to be the owner of this exclusive vehicle. With a collection that includes various Alfa Romeo models and Aston Martin Zagatos, the German customer's passion for Granturismo Zagato cars made him the perfect candidate.
Design Inspiration: The SZ Legacy
The design of the Giulia SWB Corsa prototype draws inspiration from the Alfa Romeo SZ models. Starting with the Codatronca in 1961, the SZ series has always represented the Zagato concept of Granturismo. The front end of the recent Tonale was even influenced by the front treatment of the S.Z. The Giulia SWB Corsa is a natural evolution of the SZ models, with optimized overhangs and wheelbase, showcasing Zagato's sporting tradition.
A Collaborative Process
The design process involved a collaborative effort between Zagato and Alejandro Mesonero, Head of Alfa Romeo design, and his team. While the car proudly displays the Alfa Romeo badge, the entire conception, development, and production were carried out independently by Zagato, with the Alfa Romeo badge serving only descriptive and promotional purposes.
A Year of Celebrations
After a photo shoot at the 'La Pista' circuit in Arese, the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato will be officially handed over to the German customer, marking the end of a significant year for Zagato and sealing a partnership that has resulted in over 150 highly collectible models over the past century.
The 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato is a tribute to the 100-year partnership between Alfa Romeo and Zagato. This limited edition coupe features a carbon fiber body, a shortened wheelbase, and draws design inspiration from the iconic SZ models. The collaboration between Zagato and Alfa Romeo continues to produce exclusive and highly collectible vehicles.