Italian design firm and coachbuilder Bertone is back from the dead with a limited-production hypercar to celebrate the company’s 110th anniversary.
Bertone says it will only produce 33 examples of the hypercar, called the GB110.
It’s unclear at this stage when production will commence, nor how much it will cost.
The GB110 is powered by an Euro 6-compliant engine of unknown displacement and cylinder configuration that produces 820kW of power and 1100Nm of torque. The redline is an eye-watering 8400rpm.
This is mated to a seven-speed transmission, with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.
Bertone claims the GB110 can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 2.79 seconds, the 0-200km/h sprint in 6.79 seconds, and the 0-300km/h sprint in 14 seconds. Flat out you’ll be doing more than 380km/h.
The GB110 is claimed to be the first hypercar to be supplied with fuel made from plastic waste.
Bertone has partnered with synthetic fuel company Select Fuel, which has developed technology to convert polycarbonate materials into renewable fuel.
The GB110 has independent double wishbone front and rear suspension with coil springs. There’s also an anti-roll bar with four-way dampening adjustment.
There’s a set of forged wheels wrapped in tyres measuring 255/30 R21 at the front and 335/25 R22 at the rear.
The GB110 has a wheelbase of 2630mm, which is almost identical to the Audi R8. The other exterior dimensions haven’t been detailed yet, but the chassis is based on components from an unspecified German manufacturer.
Bertone claims this new hypercar has been designed to pay homage to its wedge-like designs from the 1960s and ’70s. This includes vehicles like the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, Alfa Romeo Montreal, and Fiat Dino.
There’s a low front splitter with a number of aerodynamic elements, including a so-called “aerodynamic bridge”.
There’s a distinctive C-shape to the side, for a look somewhat reminiscent of the McLaren GT. There are a set of scissor doors and air vents that force air into the cooling system.
Down back, there are prominent stacked trapezoidal quad exhaust tips, a louvred engine cover, and a dramatic rear diffuser.
We’re yet to see proper imagery of the GB110’s interior but one of the side profile shots gives us a glimpse. There appears to a driver-oriented cockpit with a digital instrument cluster and a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters.
Bertone was founded in 1912 and is behind the design of iconic cars such as the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, Lancia Stratos, and Citroen XM, among countless others.
The company was declared bankrupt in 2014, and then purchased by brothers Jean-Franck and Mauro Ricci in 2020. The brothers claim to have 38 years of experience in engineering and automotive.
Under this new ownership, the company says it “embodies an exciting modern vision while still maintaining the values upon which its rich and respected history has been built”.