Turin-based styling house Bertone has released a couple of sketches teasing its upcoming Nuccio Concept car. To be debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, the Nuccio will reportedly be based on a mid-engine platform and is meant to commemorate the company's 100-year anniversary.

The Nuccio is named after founder Giovanni Bertone's son, who took over the company and separated it into two divisions, one for building cars and one for designing them for clients. Giuseppe "Nuccio" Bertone died in 1997 and was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit in 2006, having led his eponymous company through its most successful years.

The Nuccio Concept will be a berlinetta (Italian for little saloon) of classic Bertone design, sporting a pronounced wedge shape that sits very low to the ground. No real details were provided with the two sketches, so we'll have to wait until the Geneva festivities kick off for any hints on the powertrain or seating configuration.


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      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      OH this could be good. It seems to be a continuation of the 1970 Bertone Lancia Stratos: http://www.wearesuperfamous.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/1970-Lancia-Stratos-Zero.jpg and the Bertone Alfa Carabo: http://www.carcollery.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/1968-alfa-romeo-carabo-bertone.jpg
      Actionable Mango
      • 2 Years Ago
      I assume this will be a drone since there's no cabin for passengers.
        ravenosa
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Actionable Mango
        I think you're supposed to stand on top of it like a surfboard. There's probably an ankle leash so you don't lose it when you wipe out...
      Zeke Stone
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well I'm convinced... they should go ahead and build this as-is... including the features of: -No space for any suspension travel -No usable rear window -Ridiculously big wheels with off center hubs with racing slicks mounted. -racing slicks must have ridiculously thin sidewalls that will result in damaged wheels when you hit the first bump if you didn't keep the tires inflated to 150psi -Pencil-thin rear view mirrors -no hood or trunk -no exhaust pipes. The "future" of cars according to Bertone looks very stylish, yet very inconvenient. LOL
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a good drawing by a high school kid............
      Teko
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the most useless sketches ever. This sketch isn't even good enough to show what the concept builds may looks like.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good to me!
      JF
      • 2 Years Ago
      Needs a drop.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't really need the "Bertone" on the front and back. This design screams "Bertone" by itself, which is exactly what it should do. Can't wait to see it as it comes into shape.
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see shades of the Pininfarina Ferrari Modulo of 1968 of 1970
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shiftright
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