litre inline four cylinder
The Filo concept which the Italian styling house Bertone
created for Opel back in 2001 was a smartly styled city
car concept with a futuristic drive-by-wire system which
dispensed with all the mechanical linkages between the
steering wheel and wheels and the pedals with the engine,
or the brakes in the case of the brake pedal.
Instead these systems were controlled entirely by computer
controlled electronics systems. Due to this drive-by-wire
system the driver could easily setup the car to their
liking and adjust the steering ratio or pedal sensitivity.
Other interior features of interest on the Filo were a
high-grade audio system with no less than 21 speakers
and 5 different channels so each occupant could listen
to a different station.
The exterior design of the Bertone Filo was very clean
and used minimal decoration. And while the bodywork seemed
at first glance to be very simple in its design it was
in fact made up from a series of complex shapes and lines.
The side windows for example featured a sharp crease which
rose from the front to the back and effectively split
the windows into upper and lower sections.
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