For the most discerning consumers, sometimes owning an incredibly rare and exotic sports car is not enough. If at all possible, you’d like something else to set it apart, and Bertone has introduced a new limited edition hypercar with an extra special feature.
The Italian automaker has unveiled an extremely powerful new hypercar that runs on plastic waste. The GB110, which marks the company’s 110th anniversary, crams an astounding 1100 horsepower and 1100 Nm max torque under the hood. It should be able to reach about 60 miles per hour in about 2.79 seconds.
Powering that performance will be a special fuel made by Bertone partner Select Fuel. The company has developed a patented technology to convert polycarbonate materials into renewable fuel. It said that, through a process of collection, sorting, shredding, converting, testing and packaging, the company can turn about 75 percent of the plastic waste it recycles into usable fuel.
“Through our partnership with Select Fuel we take what was once waste and convert it back into its original form,” said Bertone CEO Jean-Franck Ricci.
The GB110, which boasts other eye-popping specs including a top speed of about 260 mph, has been described as an “automotive work of art.” The company said it will only produce 33 units of the vehicle. But even if you don’t manage to snag one of these hypercars, which will almost certainly be crazy expensive, the recently revived Bertone said there will be more limited edition hypercars to come.
Bertone was started way back in 1912 and the company has helped shape many instantly recognizable sports cars like the Lamborghini Countach, the Alfa Romeo Montreal and Aston Martin Bertone Spider. The brand had been out of the game for several years before the rights to the Bertone name were acquired in 2020.
Now it’s back up and running and while it doesn’t seem likely it will make cars designed for mass production, it could continue to help push forward some innovative auto tech.