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Bertone Panther

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The Bertone Panther was a concept car unveiled at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show.

It was a racing prototype for the Brescia Corse team, destined for the Prototype World Championships. The rear was designed to feature two large grilles for engine-cooling and the exhaust pipes.

The refined aerodynamics also featured a prominent, high, wing-shaped spoiler above the cockpit, which could be hydraulically controlled to vary its effect. The chassis was a monocoque for obvious reasons of practicality of replacement, and enhanced aerodynamics.

The prototype featured many advanced solutions, such as the geometry of the suspensions, tubeless tyres and a 24 Volt electrical system which offered equal absorption but allowed for the use of smaller, and therefore lighter, conductors.