Famous Italian design house Stile Bertone has released first preview sketches of the Nuccio Concept - a tribute to Nuccio Bertone on the occassion of the company's 100th anniversary.
The radical sports car concept, designed by Bertone Design Director, Michael Robinson, pay's tribute to the company's design heritage and re-envisions their iconic wedge shaped mid-engined rear-wheel drive supercar design from the 1970s - as seen in the Stratos HF Zero concept.
Originally known as Carrozzeria Bertone, the firm was founded by Giovanni Bertone in 1912. Son and designer Nuccio Bertone then took over from his father after World War II. Nuccio separated the company into two divisions: Carrozzeria for manufacturing and Stile Bertone for styling. The company is currently headed by Lilli Bertone, widow of Nuccio.
As a sign of the firm's future brand identity, the Nuccio Concept will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month and then continue onto exhibitions around the globe including the Beijing Motor Show in April, the Museum of Turin in May, Laguna Seca USA in August and then back to Italy in September for a show in Florence.