THE ACTIVE HEADLIGHT FLAPS
The story of the Carabo begins with one of the most iconic cars ever built, the 33 Stradale (1967), the “road-legal” version of the 33/2, initially intended for production in a limited edition of 50, even though only 18 were actually constructed. Its strong points included its lightweight fibreglass bodywork “sculpted” by grand master Franco Scaglione and the mighty 90° V8 engine, mid-mounted in an innovative tubular chassis.
It was on that same chassis that a year later another great Italian designer, Marcello Gandini, created the Carabo, yet another milestone in Italian car design and one of the supreme creations of historic Turin coach-builder Bertone.
THE SPECIAL COLOUR
This iridescent green paintwork, alternating with dark grey parts and the fluorescent orange tapered front profile, recalls the Carabidae beetle family, which earned the concept car its name.