Fruit of the creative expertise of the Caprie Style Centre, the Genesis is a prototype for the car of the future, presented at the 1988 Turin Motor Show (April 21).
The Bertone Genesis or sometimes referred to as the Lamborghini Genesis was a Bertone designed concept car using Lamborghini parts.
- Designed by Marc Deschamps with his team, chief designer of Centro Stile Bertone. It took them 30.000 human/hours.
The Genesis interprets the search for a new dimension for the automobile, entrusted more to the imagination than to the technical and design tendencies of the day. This model is a people-carrier for four to six passengers, featuring an extremely original use of space and a large, entirely glazed greenhouse. The two front doors – hinged on the central pillar of the windscreen – and the rear sliding doors, are some of the other original elements in this futuristic GT. High performance and an exciting look are the key features of the sports car concept, and the Genesis works these in with criteria of spaciousness and comfort.
Each Alcantara seat was equipped with personal audio dynamics
In Bertone’s mind, the car-owner was becoming increasingly less willing to sacrifice his comfort, and the Genesis responds to this: a captivating, fast, comfortable “road jet”. As a design project it is deliberately provocative, based as it is on a vision of the future where changing human needs are interpreted to create some very original design solutions.
V12 engine found in the Lamborghini Countach Quattrovalvole, mated to a 3-speed automatic Chrysler TorqueFlite transmission. It was front engine and rear wheel drive. While the LM002 had recently finished production, freeing up potential assembly space for the Genesis, or a vehicle like it, it was never really intended to go beyond the show car design study.
Bertone Genesis other specs
- Length: 4475 mm
- Wheel base: 2650 mm
- Transmission: 3-speed AT Chrysler TorqueFlite