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Bertone's New Supercar Keeps the V-10 Engine Alive

25 Jun 2024
  • What are the specifications of the Bertone GB110?
  • What are the exterior design features of the Bertone GB110?
  • What are the interior design features of the Bertone GB110?

In a world increasingly dominated by electric vehicles, Bertone has defied convention by unveiling a supercar that not only keeps the internal combustion engine alive but does so with a vengeance. The GB110, a product of the reborn Italian design group, is a testament to both engineering prowess and aesthetic brilliance, blending high performance with a touch of environmental consciousness.

The Powerhouse Under the Hood

The Powerhouse Under the Hood

The heart of the GB110 is a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-10 engine, delivering a staggering 1,124 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. This powerhouse enables the car to achieve a top speed electronically restrained to 217 mph, reaching 186 mph from a standstill in just 12.9 seconds. Such performance is channeled through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, distributing power to all four wheels. The car's weight of just 3,137 pounds significantly contributes to its impressive acceleration and handling capabilities.

Though Bertone remains coy about the exact origins of the GB110's powertrain, hints point towards familiar German engineering. The configuration and performance characteristics bear a resemblance to the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan, suggesting that the GB110 may share some components with these renowned supercars. However, Bertone has customized and optimized the platform to achieve superior performance metrics, distinguishing the GB110 as a unique entity in the supercar realm.

Design Heritage and Aesthetic Excellence

Design Heritage and Aesthetic Excellence

Bertone's legacy of iconic designs is evident in the GB110's striking appearance. The car's exterior faithfully follows the renderings first revealed in late 2022, showcasing design cues inspired by legendary models like the Lancia Stratos Zero, Lamborghini Countach, and the Miura. The sleek lines, aggressive stance, and intricate details reflect Bertone's dedication to creating not just a supercar, but a piece of automotive art.

Cutting-Edge and Environmentally Conscious

Cutting-Edge and Environmentally Conscious

Beyond its performance and aesthetics, the GB110 represents a forward-thinking approach to sustainability. It runs on synthetic fuel derived from plastic waste, a significant innovation in reducing environmental impact without compromising on power or driving experience. This choice of fuel aligns with a growing trend in the automotive industry towards alternative, eco-friendly energy sources.

The GB110's interior remains shrouded in mystery, with Bertone emphasizing customization as a key aspect of ownership. Buyers can expect a bespoke interior with a wide range of materials and finishes, particularly highlighting carbon fiber. This focus on personalization ensures that each of the 33 units produced will be unique, catering to the tastes and preferences of its discerning owners.

With only 33 units slated for production, the GB110 is an ultra-exclusive supercar. Bertone has not disclosed pricing, adhering to the adage that if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it. This limited run ensures that the GB110 will be a rare sight, coveted by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

The Bertone GB110 is more than just a supercar; it is a statement of defiance against the electric future, a blend of high performance, exquisite design, and environmental innovation. By keeping the V-10 engine alive and incorporating synthetic fuel technology, Bertone has created a masterpiece that honors its storied past while looking forward to a sustainable future. Whether or not you ever see one on the road, the GB110 is destined to be remembered as a pinnacle of automotive achievement.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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