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Bertone Nuccio

Fri, 24 Feb 2012

Bertone will launch its latest car, the Nuccio at the 2012 Geneva motor show. The car has been built for an individual private buyer, and named after Giuseppe Bertone whose nickname was Nuccio. Bertone says the car's surface language is representative of the brand's future identity, whilst the low, angular silhouette is an echo of the wedge shaped cars that helped define the design house.

The Nuccio's DRG is dominated by a full-width lamp graphic, beneath which is a chamfered lower bumper detail. This features a fragmented pattern, repeated around the car, that forms its air inlets. The main focal point is its upper body, highlighted in orange from the base of its A-pillars to the connection with the lower body at the center of the rear deck and its B-pillar flying buttresses. The entire upper body, in particular the roof with upward turned edges, is reminiscent of modern architecture – the Palau des les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia being the most obvious parallel.

At the rear a full-width lamp graphic mirrors the front lamps, whilst the layered bumper and diffuser house twin exhaust outlets. Interior details have yet to be released, but Car Design News has been told the Nuccio is a fully functioning road car and as such its interior will not be as outlandish as its exterior.