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Concept Weekend Edition – The Devil’s Own: 1984 Chevrolet Ramarro by Bertone

Antti Kautonen April 14, 2013 Weekend Edition 11 Comments

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Still moving upstream with the Bertone concepts, the Concept Weekend continues. And like the Aria and Delfino featured previously, the 1984 Chevrolet Ramarro here is again a Marc Deschamps work. Yes, that is a Corvette C4 underneath the bold slab of green bodywork, and as a transformation it’s comparable to the Aria’s development from a humble Mazda 323.

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With the slanted C4 wheels on, the styling buck belies its Corvette roots. The X1/9 in the background is an interesting comparison.

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The forward-sliding door mechanism is a bold feature on the Ramarro, which apparently is named after a “green lizard” in Italian.

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And the interior is probably where said lizard ended up, as upholstery material. If the Delfino was all about techno cool, the Ramarro is stomach-churning in comparison. At least I would be green at the gills after a day in that cabin.

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I have to say, that despite the Ramarro having bigger lungs than the Delfino, I do prefer that to the Chevy. And the Ramarro seems to have lost the C4 pop-up headlights, which merits a -1 in my book.

[Images: Bertone via carstyling.ru]

  • JayP2112

    I see some 3rd Gen in the nose but other than that… no resemblance to a Camaro.

  • Garland137

    All I see is an unused prop for the original Tron movie.

  • $kaycog

    Some people might be green with envy on this one.

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  • CherokeeOwner

    If it didn't have that interior, that would actually be a sweet looking ride.

    • Rover 1

      Is it any worse than the original Corvette's interior which, to me, always looked like it came from Fisher Price or Monogram?

      • skitter

        *thinks*

        Yes.

  • Marto

    This is awesome!

  • Van_Sarockin

    Shagadelic! Interior color needs help, but otherwise a very solid design. Very front mid-engined, and the [proportions work very well from almost every angle. Aside from Dodge's inevitable trademark lawsuit, I don't see the downside, other than the rims being outclassed well, only on the styling buck

  • Lotte

    That interior is worthy of nomination in Craigslist Crapshoot. Seriously, what are the mystery stains on the seats…

  • mseoul

    The body shape holds up great over time. High waist, small side windows and all. Looks better than the new Corvette to me. Fixing the interior would be easy.

    • Rover 1

      How easy would it be to make a replica of this on a C4?