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New: Bertone GB110

What could it be?

A few days ago we reported a sign of life from Zagato, now we can report on Bertone, another big name among the Italian carrozzieri. Founded 110 years ago, Bertone went bankrupt in 2014 – the rights to the name then went to the brothers Mauro and Jean-Franck Ricci in 2020. They have now presented the Bertone GB110, of which 33 are to be built.

What the Ricci brothers have to say about their car sounds exciting: 1100 hp and 1100 Nm of maximum torque from a thermal engine that wants to rev up to 8400 rpm. With such performance figures, however, one has to assume that there is probably some help involved, we assume electricity in some form. The car is said to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.79 seconds, thanks to all-wheel drive, and it only stops at 380 km/h at the top. It is also interesting that the Bertone GB110 can run on a synthetic fuel obtained from plastic waste. Which would then even lead to decarbonisation when driving.

The shape, well, Bertone (that is: Franco Scaglione, Giorgetto Giugiaro, Marcello Gandini) has created some absolute masterpieces, the GB110 is rather not one of them. The Italians want to quote the Stratos Zero and a bit of the Countach, but we see more of an Audi R8. And that brings us to an interesting point: in his description of the GB110, Bertone writes something about “based on components from a German manufacturer”. If you take a closer look at the door handles, you can see that this is closed to a Huracan and, yes, the Audi.

In the future, even more models will bear the Bertone name (we assume: an SUV); we are curious. There’s a bit of inflation in terms of new hypercars at the moment. You can find beautiful Bertone designs from the past in our archive.

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