At Milan Design Week, Alfa Romeo, the epitome of the finest Italian sporty elegance since 1910, presents one of its most prized jewels: Alfa Romeo Carabo 1968 release.prototype designed by Bertone and one of the brand's greatest design creations.
Alfa Romeo Carabo
The exclusive event presented by Alfa Romeo at Milan Design Week was the opening of the new LARUSMIANI boutique, the iconic brand associated with Milanese elegance and Made in Italy quality for more than a century, operating on Via Monte Napoleone.
The new LARUSMIANI boutique was designed in collaboration with renowned architect Benedetto Camerana, who in 2015 led the renovation of the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, where the Carabo is on display daily. In addition to celebrating the opening of a unique new boutique, the Alfa Romeo concept car was the first car to be included in the Car Gallery project: a permanent exhibition dedicated to cars in the boutique. No other car could be at the forefront of this Milanese project - only Alfa Romeo.
Raffaele Russo, managing director of the Alfa Romeo brand in ItalyHe said:
“I am sure that our futuristic Alfa Romeo Carabo will cause great admiration among the participants of Milan Design Week. I am also sure that an object of such great stylistic value will in itself be an invitation to all Made in Italy enthusiasts to visit the fascinating Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, which displays a rich collection of extraordinary cars made history in golden letters. automotive history.
In addition, Alfa Romeo and the LARUSMIANI brand are also two global ambassadors of Made in Italy style, which, among other things, are closely associated with Milan, the home city of both companies. Both brands have created products that have become part of the collective consciousness as icons of style, quality, elegance and craftsmanship.
The Alfa Romeo Carabo, designed by Marcello Gandini and built by Atelier Bertone, is a concept car based on iconic mechanics. Alfa Romeo 33 StradaleMilan's extraordinary sports model, which is still considered one of the most beautiful cars in the world, embodying functional design and beauty at the service of performance.
The futuristic Carabo prototype had the same height, less than one meter, but the rounded lines had completely disappeared. Alfa Carabo is characterized by sharp lines, from the truncated profile to the raised doors. The prototype was built in just one copy, which later became an inspiration for many other successful models.
The Alfa Romeo Carabo owes its name to a species of beetle ("Carabus auratus") with a similar metallic green color. The prototype used the same shade: metallic green with orange accents. In the late 1960s, Alfa Romeo began to focus on extravagant colors and special painting techniques to further emphasize the uniqueness of the brand.
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