"Gruppo Bertone was once the industry’s most sought after collaborator – a bit like an Elvis Costello of the motoring world. The noble corrozeria has always been known for its cutting edge design and innovative approach - and is responsible "
Fiat VSS Concept
The Fiat VSS was based on the Ritmo – a collaboration between Fiat, the I.D.E.A. Institute. It was a groundbreaking design – mainly for its vision of using a monocoque frame and the inclusion of various subsystems – panels with no load-bearing capacity but when applied produced a structural integrity that was light, safe, strong, and cheap to release.
It’s one of those cars; like Guigiaro’s Panda – that is unassuming as it is vital in the evolution of car manufacturing and design. And there’s something about that Fiat brand that resounds with a history of innovation.
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