The Bertone brand is reborn from its ashes and its second life begins with a limited series hypercar: the Bertone GB110, which in its initials celebrates the 110th anniversary of the founding of the company, created by Giovanni Bertone in Turin and which became famous in world for having signed some of the most beautiful sports cars after the Second World War onwards.
Only 33 Bertone GB110.
Relaunched by the new owners, the brothers Mauro and Jean-Franck Ricci, owners of Ideactive, the revived Bertone wants to establish itself as a “coachbuilder” of exclusive models in small series: the Bertone GB110 will be built in just 33 units and will be the first of a series projects dedicated to those who will be able to appreciate the combination of tradition, technological innovation and style, while going against the current in terms of mechanics. The new sports car is equipped with a traditional powertrain, devoid of any form of electrification and powered by synthetic fuels.
1,100 HP on synthetic fuel.
The mechanics are precisely one of the prominent elements of the project: the engine, of still unknown origin, is capable of reaching 8,390 rpm and delivering 1,100 HP and 1,100 Nm. Thanks to the collaboration with Select Fuel, a company specialized in the field of alternative fuels, this endothermic unit can be powered by a synthetic fuel derived from plastic waste and push the Bertone GB110 from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.79 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h in 6.79, from 0 at 300 km/h in 14 and to guarantee it a maximum speed of 380 km/h: values made possible also thanks to the work of containing the weight, which stands at an altitude of 1,520 kg. The unit is combined with an all-wheel drive scheme and a seven-speed gearbox, on whose behalf more precise information has not been disclosed. A choice that concerns various constructive aspects of the car: regarding the chassis, Bertone limited itself to indicating that it will use double wishbone suspension with four-way adjustable shock absorbers (with 255/30 21″ front tires and 335/35 22″ rear ) and that the dynamic tuning will be handled “by a German manufacturer”.
Between historical suggestions and innovation.
Style is obviously the key element around which both the project and the relaunch of the brand revolve. The Bertone GB110 has the typical look of mid-engined sports cars and in its forms it recalls some elements of concept cars and famous models of the Turin coachbuilder. Here we find vertically opening doors, with a glazed lower area inspired by the 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept, and strongly geometric elements that recall the side panels of the Alfa Romeo Carabo (1968) and Lancia Stratos Zero (1970). On the front and at the rear, on the other hand, we find the main aerodynamic elements and LED light clusters that give the car further personality. Bertone has confirmed that it has developed the lines based on technical and aerodynamic needs, using only stylistic elements necessary for the specific function for which they were designed.