Return of the Flying Wedge: Bertone’s Nuccio Concept

2012 Bertone Nuccio concept

For as long as I can remember (far back into the dark ages of car production), Bertone has been king of the great Italian styling houses—yes, including Pininfarina. Now, in honor of Nuccio, the founder’s son, who ran the company after WWII and died in 1997, comes his namesake concept, to appear at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

It is an astonishing piece of work. Read here some thoughts about the car, which seems to be a modernized version of Bertone’s 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero concept (right). That car grandfathered the Lancia Stratos, one of the most successful rally cars ever.

A couple of years ago, the New Stratos emerged, powered by Ferrari with much less of a wedge shape. A small production run of 25 cars was contemplated, but Ferrari put the kibosh on that. So we missed out on one of the best-performing sports cars in years.

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Cars Coming Soon: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Do you have trouble keeping straight the seemingly endless stream of Bugatti Veyron versions? The more we hear of the Veyron’s impending demise, the more we hear about the next special edition rolling off the line in Molsheim.

The first edition of the Veyron debuted for the 2005 model year. That is now known as the Veyron 16.4, or “base” version, if you can call anything with 16 cylinders, 1,001 hp and a starting price of $1.7 million “base.” Since 2005, the Veyron has been produced in versions of varying performance and differing stages of ugliness. Those are:

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2013 BMW M6 Coupe and Cabriolet: Pics and Specs

2013 BMW M6 Coupe

There’s nothing wrong with taking the time to dream on a Monday morning, right?

Few objects provide the muse for dreaming like a BMW M6, and the automaker has dropped some official pictures and details on the all-new dream-worthy 2013 M6 Coupe and Cabriolet before their debuts at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and 2012 New York Auto Show, respectively.

The M6, with or without a roof, will be a hard-to-miss car. The fenders are gently flared to accommodate 19-inch ultra-high-performance summer tires, and the traditional “gaping maw” front bumper feeds air to its twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. A set of five-spoke wheels show off the car’s massive brakes. The rear bumper is new, with a new diffuser that houses quad tailpipes. A small “M6″ badge sits offset in the front grille, providing an understated visual reminder of this car’s raw power.

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Cars Coming Soon: A Lamborghini Surprise in Geneva

Lamborghini logo

Will we finally meet a Lamborghini SUV? A Raging Bull family sedan? An Aventador roadster?

All are possibilities, and, from what we hear, the Geneva Motor Show in March will finally confirm (or deny) the presence of at least two new Lambo models.

That’s big news, and would double the lineup of the two-car exotic automaker. It shouldn’t be too surprising, though, coming from a brand owned by ultra-ambitious Volkswagen.

How exciting will these two new models be? Let’s explore the options.

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