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Alfa Romeo Carabo

Alfa Romeo Carabo
Overview
Production
1968
Designer
Marcello Gandini for Bertone
Body and chassis
Class
Concept car
Body style
Coupé
Platform
RMR layout
Related
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Alfa Romeo 33.2
Alfa Romeo Iguana
Alfa Romeo Navajo
Powertrain
Engine
1995 cc V8
Transmission
Colotti 6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,350 mm (92.5 in)
Length
4,176 mm (164.4 in)
Width
1,785 mm (70.3 in)
Height
990 mm (39.0 in)
Curb weight
1,000 kg (2,205 lb)
The Alfa Romeo Carabo is a concept car first shown at the 1968 Paris Motor Show. It was designed by Marcello Gandini, working for the Bertone design studio. Carabo name is derived of Carabidae ground beetle, as evoked by the car's iridescent green and orange coloring.
The prototype was built on the chassis of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, a mid-engined V8. The Carabo engine made 230 bhp (172 kW; 233 PS) at 8800 rpm, which made it possible to achieve a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The scissor doors later inspired the Lamborghini Countach.
A replica, built on a De Tomaso Pantera platform, was built by Sam Foose (father of Chip Foose) after he was unable to buy the concept from Bertone.

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Last updated on 11 March 2014 at 07:40.

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