"If any single design concept is synonymous with the 1970s it must be The Wedge. Redolent of an imagined space-age future, the design was conceived at the end of the 1960s by epoch making designers like Giugiaro and Gandini. It "
Concept Corner: Ferrari 308 GT Rainbow
If you’re thing is late period futurism: then there’s little that can beat the Rainbow Concept by Bertone.
With a jangle of angular lines and a manually retractable folding roof, this format not only predates Ferrari’s Italia 458 by a good thirty years, it is saturated in influences and stylistic cues that you can see in so many production cars – from the Fiat X1/9 to the Triumph TR7 and more besides.
Bertone’s Marcello Gandini was given the luxury of not having to consider this concept as a potential sales model for Ferrari – but anyone interested in car design can see how the concept was used to flex the woulds, the ifs and the maybes.
Gotta love the house of Bertone…
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