, 2022-12-21 10:44:13,
Bertone, one of Italy’s great design houses, was founded 110 years ago. Now, the rights to the brand are owned by two Italian industrialist brothers, and it’s just revealed the GB110, the concept for a new supercar that makes some bold claims.
Notably, 1100 hp, 1100 Nm of torque (811 lb-ft), 0-186 mph in 14 seconds, and a 236-mph top speed. Oh, and it runs on fuel made from plastic waste. Bertone says that 33 will be built, and customer deliveries will begin in 2024. The company also says more cars like this are to come.
The press release notes that “[t]he development of the chassis is based on components from a German manufacturer.” We can’t help but spot the door handles and mirrors from the Lamborghini Huracan, itself a supercar that draws much from Bertone’s design heritage. The Huracan and the Audi R8 are based around the same basic chassis, so we suspect that the GB110 will be a heavy rework of one of the two, though it doesn’t look like a simple reskin. The GB110, for example, has scissor doors just like Bertone’s most iconic car, the Lamborghini Countach.
In the video reveal from Bertone, we hear the distinct exhaust note of a V-10, though to get to 1100 hp, the Audi/Lamborghini V-10 will have to be augmented by….something, be that forced induction or a hybrid system. Or maybe both. Bertone doesn’t go into specifics.
The company does, however, talk a lot about design, as one expects. The…
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