Car Customising- the Italian way

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlnrKvXg5Qs

    This stunning in its detail
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    The 4C Hokusai is a celebration of the encounter between Japanese and Italian cultures. Alfa Romeo was chosen because it is a symbol of Italian character and it is loved by the Japanese, who have always been passionate about the Arese brand. The best-known Japanese work in the world was hand painted on its bodywork, “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai. It is a picture that immediately recalls the greatness and strength of nature, contrasting the frailty of mankind which is represented by the fishing boats. The wave was hand painted and it dominates the entire rear side of the car and the surface of the roof, sinuously following the shapes of this extraordinary “canvas”. The livery hence becomes a metaphor of the feelings the driver experiences behind the wheel of an Alfa Romeo with the technical characteristics and high-level performances of a 4C. Finally, the choice of the materials for the upholstery of the interiors –Kurabo denim and koi patterned cream Foglizzo leather – are a clear reference to Japan, as well as the covering of the steering wheel and handbrake handle, inspired by the art of wrapping the Katana hilt (Tsukamaki).

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    Never realised a 4C looked so like a Hyundai Veloster until now.
     
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    The Veloster was evidently based on the Hyundai HND3 Concept car shown first at Frankfurt 2007

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    Maybe it's just the angle, then; the rear roofline of the 4C in that bizarre 'Hokusai' get-up looks rather different to the one in your pic.

    I'm not in the market for either car...
     
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    There are quite a few design lines/ features they have in common. While some of those design exercises are "way out there" or bizzare I would liken them to the haute couture fashion designs draped over unfeasably thin models on the fashion catwalks of Milano. Many of these may eventually end up on the clothes rails of Marks and Spencer or Next albeit in a much toned down form.
     

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