In 1968, Alfa Romeo brought this eye-popping concept car to the Paris Motor Show.
Designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, it was dubbed the Carabo after a species of ground beetle called Carabidae known for its iridescent green carapace.
The prototype was built on the chassis of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, a mid-engined V8, and it was capable of 155 mph.
The Carabo’s chief legacy, however, is its scissor doors, that Bertone later used as inspiration for the Lamborghini Countach.
Call it the original “beetle”…
- Posted April 29, 2014
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