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Friday, July 17, 2020

Corvette Nivola designed and styled by Bertone

Many Corvette series have been built since it first introduced by American giant auto manufacturer, Chevrolet in 1953 ranging from the concept to production car versions. As we all knew that the first model, a convertible, designed by Harley Earl, was shown to the public at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept car. Since then the Corvettes continue till today, the 6th generation models.
1990 Corvette Nivola by Bertone built based on the most fascinating American sports car Chevrolet Corvette. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3j4en49)
One that built-in 1990 was a model named the Corvette Nivola may be considered Bertone’s homage to the most fascinating American sports car ever built the Chevrolet Corvette. The sophisticated mechanical unit of the ZR-1 was interpreted by Bertone in a European key. Bertone designed a special chassis to make a sporty "boat" with mid-engine.
1990 Corvette Nivola by Bertone is a two-seater coupé which can be transformed into a spider with the removal of the slender roof. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3j4en49)
The Chevrolet Corvette Nivola by Bertone was revealed at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show. The Corvette Nivola appeared six years after another Corvette concept from Bertone, the Corvette Ramarro.

The body of the Nivola came into being at the same time as the chassis, and the two components are closely integrated. The result is a two-seater coupé which can be transformed into a spider with the removal of the slender roof.  There are some really original touches, like the seats without cushioning (driver and passenger sit directly on the base of the vehicle), and the doors which conceal two ample baggage compartments.
1990 Corvette Nivola by Bertone was revealed at the 1990 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3j4en49)
The hydraulic-pneumatic suspensions allow for a vertical range of movement of 6 cm respect to the ground. All in all another ambitious project from the artistic and technological powerhouse of the Bertone Style Centre.

This mechanical layout made it possible to exploit all the power of the engine when accelerating and warrant perfect road-holding on bends. The name, Nivola, is after the famous driver, Tazio Nuvolari, nicknamed "Nivola", much admired by Bertone, who usually drove his cars dressed in yellow.
1990 Corvette Nivola by Bertone was powered by the same engine used in the Corvette C4 ZR-1. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3j4en49)
The Nivola was powered by the same engine used in the Corvette C4 ZR-1. However, in the Corvette Nivola, it was repositioned behind the passenger compartment in a mid-mounted location for better weight distribution.
The impressive 381hp engine was moved back behind the cockpit and teamed with a new ZF gearbox, thus achieving a balanced distribution of weight (40% on the front axle and 60% on the rear axle). This highly sporty model has a central engine with an original structure designed around it. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ.COM | DISENO-ART | CARSTYLING.RU | MOTOR1]
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