The guys at Garage Italia Customs are among the most visionary, which is to say weird, tuners in the auto world. If you have been following their previous works like BMW i8 Futurism and Mazda MX-5 Levanto, you know they are not very fond of the ordinary. And their latest project, an Alfa Romeo 4C dressed in a “Great Wave” theme, attests to that.
The Great Wave by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai is a 19th century woodwork art depicting a massive tsunami. What that has to do with the Alfa Romeo 4C we have no idea. But there is no denying applying that artwork to the body of the Italian sports car has resulted in something quite unique. As far as art cars go, GIC’s Great Wave 4C is up there with the best of them.
That’s a good thing, because Alfa Romeo 4C Great Wave is set to go on display at Piston Head II: Artists Engage The Automobile, at the Venus gallery of Los Angeles from July 30th. It’ll be interesting to see how this piece compares with other art cars at the show, and whether anything can surpass it in terms of design and inspiration.
The Great Wave exterior on this Alfa Romeo 4C by Garage Italia Customs is complemented with a bespoke interior styled with Japanese denim and Foglizzo leather. Now, we don’t recommend you go and wrap your own car in the similar design on the outside, but the interior is just fantastic and should be copied many times over.