Bertone Nuccio Concept - 2012 Geneva Auto Show

By Editors on February 24, 2012 1:26 PM

A rolling homage to Giuseppe "Nuccio" Bertone, founder of one of Italy's premier auto design operations that's also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the Bertone Nuccio Concept embodies all of the dynamic character  that has long been a hallmark of the firm. With a stunning presence only hinted at in the previously released Nuccio Concept teaser sketches, this scintillating GT exercise is destined to add even more luster to the already legendary Bertone legacy. Following its Geneva debut, the car will go on tour and make several other appearances throughout the year in support of the firm's centenary celebrations.

A mid-engined berlinetta, the Nuccio Concept recalls a number of visual elements seen in Betrone's striking 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero Concept. Penned by Bertone's current Design Director, Michael Robinson, the  sweeping, super-low profile on this one-off coupe is highlighted by a short nose, long windshield and a bright-orange roof element with geometric detailing that extends all the way back to its dramatically contoured tail.

The Nuccio Concept also features distinctive thin-line, full-width lighting treatments front and rear, set off by fascias that embolden their three-dimensional character through the use of various architecturally-themed shapes. Those design elements are linked by the Nuccio Concept's boldly sculpted bodywork that includes prominently blistered fenders and a Z-shaped shoulder line that was seen earlier in another Bertone design, the Lamborghini Diablo.