Concept Flashback – 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo by Bertone

These ‘Concept Flashback’ articles are like brain candy for me. Hopefully you enjoy them too.

This 1968 showcar may have been one of the first to really flirt with wedge and block themes in supercar design – ideas that would be adopted throughout the world’s best carmakers in the 1970s and beyond.

As Bertone (pronounced Bear Tony) undergoes a restructuring now in 2014, it is nice to look back at some of the wilder times.

This Carabo has more slotted surfaces than anything else on record. Even the headlights are covered in flaps that motored up to show the lighting element via the clear plane of the aero vanes in their open position. When closed, they were flush to the nose surface.

I usually prefer my slots in an open position too!



 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo by Bertone

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