At the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Bertone presented the Barchetta
concept car in celebration of its 95th anniversary. Based
on the floorpan and mechanicals of the Fiat Panda 100
HP, the Bertone Barchetta is an open-topped strictly two-seater
sports car that calls to mind the Italian racing cars
of the 1950s.
The compact, muscular body of the Bertone Barchetta with
its high, taut waistline, is defined by two aluminium
shells joined by a large glazed surface that crosses the
doors and extends into the bonnet join line before spawning
the low, wraparound windscreen. The rearward opening scissor
doors, hinged around the rear wheelarch, are a Bertone
The cabin of the Bertone Barchetta delimited by the wraparound
windscreen and rear roll bar and furnished with sophisticated
minimalism and minute attention to detail, is directly
inspired by the 1947 Fiat 500 Barchetta.
The anatomic seats of the Bertone Barchetta concept are
upholstered in natural leather, are fixed and sculpted
directly into the metalwork. A console area between the
two seats includes a stowage tray and an iPod dock.
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