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Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 9 (1955)

Category : Alfa Romeo, Bertone, Concept Cars 1930-2004 · by Oct 11th, 2013

alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_1 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_2 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_3 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_4 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_5 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_6 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_7 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_8 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_9 alfa_romeo_b.a.t._9_10In 1955 Bertone turned in the final design for the B.A.T. project, a series of prototypes which represented the peak of styling creativity at the time. The B.A.T. 9 did away wîth the marked wing lines of the previous models in favour of a cleaner, more sober line. The tail fins, which in the other two models, 5 and 7, had a real wing-like look, were sized down into two small metal plates. Bertone transformed the highly creative styling of the two previous B.A.T. models into design credibility, abandoning the extremes of the other designs. The more rational, less artistic design of this prototype, however, does nothing to diminish Bertone’s creative contribution to the Italian school of bodywork design.

Source: Bertone


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