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by Tim Beissmann

Bertone will unveil the dramatic Nuccio concept at next month’s Geneva motor show as part of the Italian design house’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

Bertone says the Nuccio concept will be based on an evolution of the car maker’s traditional mid-engined rear-wheel drive underpinnings.

Among the low-profile concept’s more striking features are the single-bar headlights and taillights, plunging windscreen and A-pillars, twin rear windows and muscular haunches with massive wheels.

Bertone says the concept will make a “strong emotional impact” at Geneva, and showcases a design language that will “progress the brand identity into the future”.

The Bertone Nuccio concept is named after the son of the company’s founder, Giovanni Bertone. Giuseppe ‘Nuccio’ Bertone took the reins from his father after WWII and led the company through its halcyon years, expanding Bertone from a small business to an automotive design and production dynamo.

Nuccio was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit in 2006, joining entrepreneurs like Henry Ford, Louis Renault and the Michelin brothers.

 




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