While the Bertone Nuccio concept sketches released a couple weeks ago basically showed us nothing, but the latest batch of renderings better communicate what we'll see at next month's Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Stile Bertone's Mike Robinson and named for Giuseppe "Nuccio" Bertone, the concept is based on the 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero concept, a car created under Nuccio's leadership.

At 1,220 millimeters high, the Nuccio is 7 mm taller than a Ferrari 458. It's powered by a 4.3-liter V8 making 483 horsepower, which matches the numbers for the engine going into the updated Ferrari California. If past Bertone concepts are instructive, we can expect a lot of surprises from the car when we see it in the metal.


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      ALafya
      • 2 Years Ago
      Excellent semi-flat roof line for adding a roof-rack.
      Matt.P
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like a high end lighter.
      Darz
      • 2 Years Ago
      AJ, there are many modern cars that look amazing while following all the safety regulations, so that is not an excused for a badly resolved design. Good examples, Audi R8, modern one-off Lancia Stratos, Chevy Camaro etc etc. This pathetic attempt does no justice to the original bullet shaped stratos concept....
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Darz
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      jaeyoungboyeee
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks very unique no doubt about it. but who installed the ramp on that roof? xD
      Miguel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks very cheap next to the lancia stratos zero concept.
      alan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a good looking car!
      BMW ROCKS!
      • 2 Years Ago
      what no mouse cord?
      AJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      As much as Iam disappointed generally in how modern car style is dictated by safety regulations, I admire the talent and hard work that some designers put into a present day design. Iam sick and tired of people blasting modern car designers because they fail to understand the regulations that they must follow while designing a new car. I love the light-bars in the front and back of this car. There is a bit too much front/rear overhang. But I like the overall 80s feel.
        artso06
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ
        Both bring up good points. But...this isn't a blast on modern car designers but more about just basic/good design rules. This Bertone concept suffers from thematic identity crisis. Under cuts with organic forms ("edgy organic" sounds promising tho), goofy details, and poor integration of iconic elements. From the sketches, it just feels a little juvenile. Which, on most production products is a result of to many hands in the honey pot. So...with a clean slate available expectations for Bertone should be high. As a whole, I'm disappointed as well, but...still wanna see it in the flesh, may work there.
        Hazdaz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AJ
        Your post is as comical as it is ignorant. You explain away ugly car designs because supposedly they are too dictated by regulations that you've imagined are stifling designers, but you clearly are just releasing a lot of hot air because there are plenty of absolutely stunning cars out there already. And many aren't just far-off concepts, but rather are true production cars with not just (supposedly harsh) regulations to contend with, but also must survive in a real world environment (roads), and must pass real production limitations (cost). A-M's line of cars come to mind. As do most (slightly older) Ferrari models, and even more "pedestrian" cars from Porsche and the Corvette. And there are also plenty of lesser cars that mere mortals can afford too that still look great and yet *GOSH* still pass "draconian" safety regs.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Reminds me of sitting in the first Lambo, the top of the w/s was behind me & my knees were under my chin. No such thing as a practical exotic.
      MotionDesigner
      • 2 Years Ago
      With all the new concepts pouring out of all these auto shows, this one is something refreshing and new in terms of design. I wish more cars had unique designs like this. It's also a nod to the classic Stratos Zero.
        MotionDesigner
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotionDesigner
        The only thing I don't like are the generic mesh-spoke wheels. They're nice wheels, but just too typical for a concept like this.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Awesome
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