Bertone’s Latest Supercar Keeps the V-10 Roaring

The top speed is electronically limited to 217 mph, and it reaches that mark quickly.

Remember hearing about that Bertone supercar from a few years ago? It was actually in late 2022 when the revitalized Italian design group announced the GB110—a Bertone-branded vehicle engineered to run on synthetic fuel derived from plastic waste. The company claimed an output of 1,100 horsepower from an undisclosed engine, housed in a chassis with German roots. Understandably, there was some skepticism, but the GB110 is indeed real.

The car recently made its live debut in Monaco, unveiling the details of its engine. The GB110 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V-10 that produces 1,124 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with staggered wheels measuring 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear. Carbon-ceramic brakes ensure the GB110 comes to a smooth stop.

If this powertrain sounds familiar, you might be thinking of the Audi R8 or the Lamborghini Huracan. Bertone hasn’t specified a source vehicle for the GB110, but the powertrain aligns with the company’s earlier references to German origins. Regarding the bodywork, there’s a strong resemblance to the Huracan in certain elements, particularly the doors, mirrors, and roof.

It’s reasonable to assume the Huracan is the basis for the GB110, but for now, Bertone remains silent on further details. However, the Huracan doesn’t reach 217 mph, nor can it accelerate from 0 to 186 mph in 12.9 seconds. According to Bertone, the GB110 can achieve these feats, thanks in part to its weight of just 3,137 pounds.

And the verdict on its appearance is positive. The exterior design closely mirrors the 2022 renderings we glimpsed earlier, and Bertone isn’t known for producing unattractive vehicles. In developing the GB110, the company drew inspiration from its rich history, particularly focusing on iconic models like the Lancia Stratos Zero, Lamborghini Countach, and the timeless Miura.

Interestingly, Bertone remains tight-lipped about the GB110’s interior. In fact, there’s little information available except for the promise of extensive customization options for buyers. Expect a wide array of materials and trim choices, with a special emphasis on carbon fiber.

Furthermore, don’t expect to encounter many GB110s on the road. Bertone plans to produce just 33 units, and pricing details have not been disclosed. If you have to inquire about the price, chances are it’s beyond your budget.


  • Ian Sawyer

    Growing up with a father who was a mechanic I had an appreciation for cars and motorcycles from an early age. I shared my first bike with my brother that had little more than a 40cc engine but it opened up a world of excitement for me, I was hooked. As I grew older I progressed onto bigger bikes and...

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