Would You Believe This Lamborghini Espada Is A Jaguar E-Type?

In 1967, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph commissioned a show car from Bertone built on a widened Jaguar E-Type 2+2 chassis. It's an interesting concept, but what would Jalopnik commission today? » 3/16/15 12:40pm 3/16/15 12:40pm

​The Fall of the House of Bertone

In August 1996, 82-year-old Nuccio Bertone came home from a holiday in the south of Italy feeling poorly. Six months later, on February 26, 1997, he was gone. The man who had transformed his father's unnotable coachbuilding shop into one of the world's most respected automotive design houses, with a factory in… » 10/31/14 3:13pm 10/31/14 3:13pm

Famed Italian Design House Bertone Officially Bankrupt

If you love classic Alfa Romeos, Lamborghinis and even Volvos, you were probably hoping famed Italian design studio Bertone was going to survive its bankruptcy proceedings. Sadly, that didn't happen. » 7/10/14 9:36am 7/10/14 9:36am

Climb Freely With BMW and Bertone

And you thought the crossover craze was a new thing? Actually, that's not entirely true, as the Freeclimber is a good, old fashioned, body-on-frame SUV. » 6/04/14 4:23pm 6/04/14 4:23pm

Bertone, The Studio Behind Many Beautiful Cars, Heads To Bankruptcy

Some terribly sad news has emerged in Europe for anyone who is a fan of gorgeous Fiats, Alfa Romeos, Lamborghinis and other lustworthy sporting cars: design house Bertone is headed to bankruptcy. » 3/19/14 3:40pm 3/19/14 3:40pm

For $2,700, Grin and Bertone It

If you’re going to go bare, you damn well better be toned. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Volvo 780 is a Bertone and looks good enough to go out in the altogether. But will its price prove to be too damn much to bear? » 7/03/13 8:00am 7/03/13 8:00am

That Aston Martin Rapide Wagon May Go Into Production

We absolutely love anything with a rear hatch, but we especially love anything that adds a big engine up front to match it. Aston Martin teased and titillated with its Aston Martin Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2, but unfortunately just one was made. Now, though, it may be going into production. » 6/08/13 11:00am 6/08/13 11:00am

This Bertone Concept Was Turned Into The Fiat X 1/9

Fiat's Giugiaro-designed 850 Spider was a strong seller, but also getting pretty old by 1968, so Bertone was commissioned to come up with a new barchetta. The following X1/9 was produced for 17 years. » 4/03/13 10:05am 4/03/13 10:05am

This Aston Martin Rapide Wagon Is Sextastic

I have a couple of automotive fetishes. One is for Aston Martins. The other is for hot rod wagons. Hey look, here's an Aston wagon. Today is a wonderful day. » 2/25/13 9:40am 2/25/13 9:40am

Unique vintage BMW concept car sells at auction for $615,000

Undoubtedly one of the weirdest BMWs the world has ever seen, this one of one 1969 BMW "Spicup" Convertible Coupé sold last week for €460,000 ($615,986) as part of Bonham's auction at the BMW Museum. » 10/08/11 4:00pm 10/08/11 4:00pm

Lamborghini's missing link

Bertone's wedge-style design reached its apotheosis with the Lamborghini Countach. Which was itself a dramatic leap from the elongated and unbalanced design of the Urraco/Jalpa and seems almost magical until you consider this — the Lamborghini Bravo Concept. It's the forgotten link and an absolute, if slightly… » 8/03/11 2:30pm 8/03/11 2:30pm

The Giugiaro Lamborghini that never was

At a recent visit to Giugiaro, this 50-year-old unnamed Lamborghini, never before seen, suddenly appeared like an undiscovered Shakespeare manuscript, discreetly displayed in a library with no one paying attention. » 7/22/11 10:30am 7/22/11 10:30am

The most important Lamborghini that never was

This is not a cutaway illustration. It’s the Marzal, the most important Lamborghini that never was. The love child of 50 square feet of glass and half a Miura engine, it was the epitome of Lamborghini’s pre-supercar design philosophy. Last month, the only one made was sold for $2.1 million. » 6/16/11 10:30am 6/16/11 10:30am

This is NOT the new "Baby Jag"

Italian design house Bertone showed a design concept for a new entry-level Jaguar sedan, the B99. But the concept wasn't commissioned by Jaguar and isn't close to the small sedan the British automaker is considering. We were wrong. » 3/07/11 6:00pm 3/07/11 6:00pm

For $5,990, a fix it again tony time-traveler

While advanced in design, Fiat's X1/9 was ephemeral in its execution, and few have stood the test of time. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe '78 however has not only passed time's test, it went back for some alloy-rim extra credit. » 3/02/11 8:00am 3/02/11 8:00am

Bertone concept captures spirit of Jaguar past

Leave it to Bertone to capture the essence of Jaguar's classic XJ6 Coupe in an updated design concept. It's the Jaguar B 99 concept, and Jaguar says a GT2 version is on the way. Paging Ralph Broad. » 3/01/11 2:00pm 3/01/11 2:00pm

This is the new "Baby Jag"

Jaguar's current lineup features three models, all sexy but none of them exactly entry-level. Bertone's B99 concept previews a new entry-level sedan — a "Baby Jag" — and a design language with classic British proportions. » 2/17/11 12:00pm 2/17/11 12:00pm

The Origin Of Lambo Doors

Now installed on everything from European superminis to SEMA tuners, the Lambo-style scissor doors were first featured on Marcello Gandini’s gorgeous 1968 Bertone Carabo concept. » 8/10/10 2:00pm 8/10/10 2:00pm

The Lamborghini-Engined Gullwing Minivan

A 455-hp V-12 from the Countach Quattrovalvole? A pair of gullwing doors? Minivans may be more boring than watching paint dry, but every rule has an exception. This is it. » 6/14/10 2:30pm 6/14/10 2:30pm