The third Bertone piece today is a solid gold effort, again with Chevrolet mechanicals. The 1990 Nivola features the ZR1 powerplant, but instead of a simpler rebodying effort of a Corvette structure, the car has been re-engineered into a mid-engined configuration.
It’s also apparently been shot at the same gravel pit where Bertone has gone to photograph a number of previous concept cars.
The golden wonder is also credited to Marc Deschamps. It has that unmistakable 1990s swoopiness about it, and imagining it with a roaring V8 engine is more difficult to comprehend than electric power. The car should rather only emit a faint electronic buzz.
The Nuccio Bertone Seal of Approval.
The way the taillights gleam out of the tail section crevice is definitely exciting.
In this side shot the car seems to have its pop-ups in the open position, but I couldn’t procure a frontal shot with them up.
Despite the oh-so-’90s light blue hue of the leather, the interior does feel a little bit lacking. Perhaps it’s the plasticky dashboard, that looks like it would’ve suited an early-’90s Opel concept better. Especially the no-frills Alpine cassette deck looks cheap.
And to recap, in this naked construction shot you can see the ZR1 engine peeking from amidships.
[Images: Bertone via carstyling.ru]