- Feb 14, 2008
Geneva '08 Preview: Bertone may or may not display Alfa Romeo BAT 11 concept
The concept car that Bertone will (or won't) show in Geneva is reported to be the Alfa Romeo BAT 11 concept. For those unacquainted, BAT stands for "Berlinetta Aerodinamica Technica" – we'll let you unravel the enigmatic translation – and was used on a series of concept cars designed by Bertone for Alfa Romeo in the mid-1950s (right). The BAT 11, meanwhile, is said to be based on the Alfa 8C Competizione – a rolling work of art difficult to improve upon – but exists only as a styling exercise with no interior. Like its namesake forbearers, the design of the BAT 11 promises to focus on sleek wind-cutting aerodynamics. It'd be a pity if we didn't get to see it.
[Source: Automotive News Europe - sub. req'd]