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Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion at the Geneva Motor Show 2010: Sporty design proposal for Alfa Romeo

Sebastian Viehmann
Geneva Auto Salon 2020
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In addition to Bertone, Pininfarina and Italdesign also want a concept car on an Alfa Romeo basis as part of the celebrations. In addition, the three concept cars are intended to define the possible design directions for the Alfa 159 successor.

The Bertone Pandion uses the technology platform of the Alfa Romeo 8C

The 4.62 meter long, 1.97 meter wide and 1.23 meter high Bertone Pandion appears as a futuristically styled 2 + 2 seater. The Bertone Pandion serves as the substructure, which can be found on the Geneva Motor Show is unveiled, a Alfa Romeo 8C platform, from which he also takes over the drive train with the 4.7 liter V8 engine with 450 hp and 470 Nm torque.

The Pandion is the first vehicle. which was created under the direction of Bertone chief designer Mike Robinson. The name Pandion comes from the animal world and describes a species of osprey. The Bertone designers were inspired by the Lord of the Skies, among other things for the spectacularly upward-opening doors. The 'wings' of the Pandion are more than 3.60 meters high when open. They should also be attached to earlier Bertone creations such as the Lamborghini Countach and Lancia Stratos remember and facilitate the entry.

The beefy front takes up the classic Alfa Scudetto on the radiator grille and lets it flow into a wide radiator headlight slot. The passenger compartment is generously glazed all around, with the side glass surfaces picking up the curve of the roofline and extending from the front wheel arches to the rear wheel arches. The windshield extends seamlessly from the hood to the rear. There, in turn, an integrated carbon diffuser plays the main role.

The interior of the Pandion isdetermined by spontaneity

At the rear, the Pandion allows deep insights into the technology installed under the body. The taillights are invisible when not in use. Numerous small wings adorn the rear view. The Bertone design team wants to convey the impression of speed with the lines of the Pandion even when the vehicle is stationary.

D he interior of the Bertone Pandion, which weighs just under 1,000 kilograms, is defined by four individual seats made of carbon, just 30 millimeters thick, and support elements that run freely in the room. Bertone calls these lines 'algorithmic design'. Everything should appear spontaneous and random. A total of four LCD screens also provide all-round visibility and provide passengers with all the information they need. The exterior mirrors have been replaced by cameras.


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