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Bertone Teases New Geneva Concept

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On: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 4:37PM | By: Chris Weiss


Bertone Teases New Geneva Concept

It looks like this year's Geneva Motor Show will bring us concepts from two of Italy's most prominent design houses. We've already seen some teasing for the Pininfarina Cambiano, and now Stile Bertone has teased a concept of its own. It's named Nuccio after Nuccio Bertone.

Like the Cambiano, the Nuccio is designed as an anniversary celebration. It recognizes Bertone's 100 years of existence and is named after Nuccio Bertone, son of the company's founder and an influential past leader that split the company into Stile Bertone (for design) and Carrozzeria Bertone (for manufacturing). Nuccio passed away in 1997 and his widow Lilli Bertone heads the company today.

The Nuccio should prove to be an exciting debut. The car is a tribute to the firm's heritage and is a modern reinterpretation of its wedge-shaped styling. This wedge shape was exemplified by one of Bertone's most famous concepts - the recently sold Lancia Stratos HF Zero concept from the 1970 Turin Motor Show. Bertone has named that car among its "10 masterpieces."

The teaser is but a pair of loose sketches, but they reveal a low-slung sports coupe that appears to have little to no differentiation between hood and roofline. The concept does appear to have a curvier profile than the Stratos HF Zero, which was defined by sharp lines and angles. The picture suggests that the concept will be painted orange, just like the original.

Some updated elements include what appears to be a rather larger rear diffuser and sculpted sides.

We're excited for the Cambiano concept, but given this concept's historical significance, we're even more excited about this one. We can't wait to see these concepts for real next month.


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Sami18 | 12:30PM (Thu, Feb 16, 2012)

I almost thought this car was a cartoon because of the drawing until i started reading this article, its hard to tell the shape of the car.


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Stephy21 | 12:46PM (Thu, Feb 16, 2012)

At first glance of this photo i thought it was a camping tent, but now that i read the article its not, but its a good drawing of the car makes you wonder what it will look like.



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