Alfa Romeo to Revive Its Giulia TZ Next Year as a Striking V6 Coupe

One of the big highlights of the next motorcar year 2023, Alfa Romeo is to revive its classic Giulia TZ in a brand new avatar, in collaboration with Zagato, the famed motorcar design house responsible for the original sports coupe. As expected, the final result is going to be something stunning! Recently, a series of Instagram photos and teasers, posted on the official Zagato account, showcase the striking product, which is expected to hit the market in 2023.

The New Car

Dubbed Giulia SWB Zagato, the new car’s design will feature heavy influence from the original Alfa Romeo Giulia Zagato TZ racing cars. You’ll see the signature swooping roofline, flat Kamm tail, and low bonnet, along with the rear light bar mimicking the shape of the original 1960s version. The stunning two-door coupe comes with performance-focused billing. This new creation is styled more aggressively than the standard Giulia with its lower front end, a front-hinged bonnet, and a new set of seats.

The Powerful Engine

The engine of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia SWB Zagato is expected to be thoroughly modernized with the twin-turbo V6. Along with a tweaked framework from the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the fiery 533bhp engine from the limited range of GTAm will bring huge potential for the car. As the name SWB suggests, the car’s wheelbase will be shortened to imitate the original Giulia TZ, but in a far better way.

The Expected Launch

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe is to be unveiled around November 2023, commemorating the 60th launching anniversary of the Giulia TZ, which made its racing debut at the FISA Monza Cup. Given the highly collectible classic status of the original TZ, the number of Giulia SWB Zagato hitting the road is expected to be extremely limited.

Carl Edwards Will Not Be Coming Back from His NASCAR Retirement

Back in 2017, driver Carl Edwards shocked the world as he stepped away from his racing career. He did that when he was at the top of his game, leaving many to question his decision years later. Still, the former NASCAR driver remains firm that he will not be back on any track anytime soon.

Carl Edwards Was at the Height of His Career Before Retiring Out of Nowhere

HUNTERSVILLE, NC - JANUARY 11: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards talks about his career in a stock car during a press conference to announce his retirement at Joe Gibbs Racing on January 11, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carl Edward’s decision came after a successful 2016 Sprint Cup Series campaign with three wins and 18 events with 10 top-ten finishes. Despite his dominance, Edwards chose to surprise everyone and step away from his career. He had a thirteen-year run and won 28 NASCAR Cup Series, having 220 top-ten finishes and two second-place series finishes. Edwards also won 38 Xfinity Series and one championship, on top of 174 top-ten finishes in 245 races.

The last two seasons in NASCAR for Carl Edwards were under Joe Gibbs Racing, and he left the people there just as shocked with his decision as his fans. To this day, they are still wondering what the reasoning was behind the racer’s decision, and it seems he has no lingering desire to come back.

Fans Have Been Speculating About the Possibility of Carl Edwards Returning to Racing for Years

Carl Edwards on Texas 500 Champion Since retiring from his racing career, fans have constantly speculated if Carl Edwards could return to the sport. He was quick to shoot down any such notion during an interview in 2018, saying he had no plans to come back. Back then, Edwards said that he did miss a lot of people he used to work with, as well as the fans, but was having a lot of fun living his life. During a recent interview in 2021, the former racer once again affirmed that he was not planning a return to racing and would remain focused on his family life, farming, and traveling.

The next thing to come up in relation to Carl Edwards and racing could be the possibility of him joining the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He was nominated for the 2021 class with other notable names but did not earn an induction. Still, given Edwards’ resume, it is possible that his name would come up for induction in future years.