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


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.


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


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


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.



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.

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

  1. 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

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

  3. 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.

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