Alfa Romeo Caimano

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Alfa Romeo Caimano
Alfasud Caimano.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerAlfa Romeo
Also calledAlfasud Caimano
Production1971
1 made
DesignerGiorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body styleCoupe
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedAlfa Romeo Alfasud
Powertrain
Engine1.3 L (1,286 cc) Boxer H4
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,250 mm (88.6 in)
Length3,920 mm (154.3 in)
Width1,650 mm (65.0 in)
Height1,090 mm (42.9 in)
Caimano interior close up

The Alfa Romeo Caimano is a concept car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign and presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1971.[1] The car is exhibited at the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.

Design[edit]

The Caimano features many unconventional design elements, one of the most striking being its large glass canopy-windshield, which incorporates the doors as well. The B and C pillars form a trapezoidal roll bar in the rear of the car, which also doubles as an adjustable spoiler which can be controlled from inside the cabin.[1] Other features include two smaller windows on the doors for ventilation or paying toll, pop up headlights, a large Alfa Romeo logo printed on the hood in burnt orange and a cylindrical dashboard.[2]

Specifications[edit]

The Caimano is based on the mechanicals of the Alfa Romeo Alfasud, using a 1.3 L (1,286 cc) Boxer H4 engine producing 86 bhp (64 kW) and connected to a 5 speed manual transmission. The chassis is taken from the Alfasud as well, but has been shortened by almost 8 inches.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Project: Caimano - 1971 - Italdesign". Italdesign. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  2. ^ "Concept of the week: the Alfa Romeo Caimano". Top Gear. 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2018-07-14.
  3. ^ "Alfa Romeo Caimano concept is peak Seventies wedge design". Autoblog. Retrieved 2018-07-14.