Key facts

1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo Concept information summary

What body style?
fixed-head coupé with 2 seats
How long?
4170 mm
What size engine?
2 litre, 1995 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
230 PS / 227 bhp / 169 kW @ 8800 rpm
How much torque?
183 Nm / 135 / 18.7 kgm @ 7000 rpm

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1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo technical specifications


The Carabo is a motor car from Alfa Romeo, with rear wheel drive, a mid positioned engine and a Bertone-penned 2 door coupé body style.
It is powered by a naturally aspirated engine of 2 litre capacity. This unit features double overhead camshaft valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 227 bhp (230 PS/169 kW) of power at 8800 rpm, and maximum torque of 183 N·m (135 lb·ft/18.7 kgm) at 7000 rpm.
Power is supplied to the wheels via a 6 speed manual gearbox.
1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo data
1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo Concept data
Body type2 seater fixed-head coupé
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2350 92.5
Track/tread (front) 1300 51.2
Track/tread (rear) 1360 53.5
Length 4170 164.2
Width 1780 70.1
Height 990 39
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.77
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Engine code 105.33
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 2 litre
1995 cc
(121.742 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 78 × 52.2 mm
3.07 × 2.06 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.49
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
230 PS (227 bhp) (169 kW)
at 8800 rpm
Specific output
113.8 bhp/litre
1.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
183 Nm (135 ft·lb) (18.7 kgm)
at 7000 rpm
Specific torque
91.73 Nm/litre
1.11 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 10:1
Fuel system Spica fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1152.7 kPa (167.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 249.38 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position mid
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Di
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID14751
Production total
Model code
Model family Concept
RAC rating 30.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-07-22.

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