Alfa Romeo Carabo Concept (1968)
|Engine||1995 cc V8|
|Transmission||Colotti 6-speed manual|
|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)|
|Related||Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale Alfa Romeo 33.2 Alfa Romeo Iguana Alfa Romeo Navajo|
|Designer(s)||Marcello Gandini for Bertone|
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 260 km/h (162 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.