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Bertone to mark its 100th birthday with Turin exhibition

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0700

Bertone is celebrating its 100th birthday with an historic exhibition at Turin's National Car Museum from 29 June to 14 October called ‘One hundred years of car design'.

With the support of the Italian Prime Minister, the Region of Piedmont, the Province and City of Turin and the UIGA (Italian Union of Automotive Journalists), this exhibition displays an overview of Bertone's most significant models, such as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint (1954), the Lamborghini Miura (1966), the Lancia Stratos HF (1972) and the Fiat X1/9, which celebrates its 40th birthday this year.

Founded in 1912, Bertone is one of the most prestigious and renowned Carrozzeria. The company has worked with many of the biggest automakers in the world to produce some iconic cars over the years while also building luxury one-off cars by hand at the request of individual clients.

Production cars will sit alongside several examples of Bertone's one-off creations such as the Chevrolet Corvair Testudo (1963) to the Alfa Romeo Carabo (1968) and the ZER (1994), the first electric car in the world to beat the track speed record – going through the barrier at 303 kph – and the 2010 Jaguar B99.

The exhibition will also mark the Italian debut of the company's Nuccio supercar after its arrival at both the Geneva and Beijing motor shows earlier this year.

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By Rufus Thompson