The Bertone Genesis or sometimes referred to as the Lamborghini Genesis was a Bertone designed concept car using Lamborghini parts. It was first displayed to the public at the 1988 Turin Auto Show.[1]

Bertone Genesis
Bertone Genesis at the Bertone collection of the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI)
Also calledLamborghini Genesis
Body and chassis
Body style5-door minivan
LayoutFR layout
DoorsGullwing doors
Engine5.2 L (5,167cc) V12
Transmission3-speed TorqueFlite automatic
Wheelbase2,650 mm (104 in)
Length4,475 mm (176 in)

The Genesis is a five-door minivan and features gull-wing doors in the front and sliding doors at the back. It was powered by the same 455 bhp (339 kW) 5.2 L V12 engine found in the Lamborghini Countach Quattrovalvole, mated to a 3 speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels.[2] The Genesis was significantly slower than the Countach though, with a weight of around 1,800 kg (3,968 lb) combined with the shorter gear ratios from the Chrysler 3-speed transmission.[3] 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.

References edit

  1. ^ "The Genesis by Bertone". Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  2. ^ Orosz, Peter. "The Lamborghini-Engined Gullwing Minivan". Jalopnik. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  3. ^ "1988 Bertone Lamborghini Genesis: Concept We Forgot". Retrieved 2018-05-11.