The Alfa Romeo 4C Makes A Great Canvas, Don't You Think?
You're probably familiar with Katsushika Hokusai's work, The Great Wave. You've seen part of it on the ankle of that girl you dated sophomore year of college, or a poster version framed in the office of the assistant to the regional manager at your nightmare nine-to-five. What started as a woodblock print in the early 19th century, has become one of most famous works of art Japanese history. Now that iconic piece has made its way onto the Alfa Romeo 4C. Founder of Garage Italia Customs, Lapo Elkann, chose to put this legendary piece on a car as means of placing the artwork in motion. The decision to use the Alfa Romeo 4C was probably an easy one considering of how well the bodywork lends itself to being a canvas. This isn't the first 4C to be subjected to Garage Italia Customs wild ideas, either, and it probably won't be the last. Perhaps they'll do Edvard Munch's The Scream, or Salvador Dali's The Persistence Of Memory next. RELATED: See Photos of the Standard 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
The interior of this Alfa Romeo has also been given a thorough going through, and is best described as having lots of "personality." Japanese denim is present on nearly every inch of the cabin. And when it isn't, white Foglizzo leather or clear coated carbon fiber is there to keep it classy. Speaking of classy, how about that traditional Japanese Tsuka-style grip at the top of the steering wheel and on the e-brake handle? Fits the personality of the 4C perfectly considering all the slicing and dicing of roads you can do with this machine.
Wild as the appearance may be, the means by which you'll actually be transported remain the same as in the regular 4C. The peppy 1.7-liter turbocharged four cylinder making 237 horsepower is all you need in this 2,465 pound car, trust me. No power steering, hardly any creature comforts, and a ridiculously entertaining exhaust note make the Alfa Romeo 4C a driver's dream.
Does the application of this artwork and over the top interior ruin that vibe? I'll have to go see for myself when the car comes to Los Angeles for Piston Head II: Artists Engage The Automobile later this month.
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