Bertone Genesis at the Bertone collection of the Automotoclub Storico Italiano (ASI)
|Also called||Lamborghini Genesis|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door minivan|
|Engine||5.2 L (5,167cc) V12|
|Transmission||3-speed TorqueFlite automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm (104 in)|
|Length||4,475 mm (176 in)|
The Bertone Genesis or sometimes referred to as the Lamborghini Genesis was a Bertone designed concept car using Lamborghini parts. It was first displayed to the public at the 1988 Turin Auto Show.
The Genesis is a five-door minivan and features gull-wing doors in the front and sliding doors at the back. It was powered by the same 455 bhp (339 kW) 5.2 L V12 engine found in the Lamborghini Countach Quattrovalvole, mated to a 3 speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels. The Genesis was significantly slower than the Countach though, with a weight of around 1,800 kg (3,968 lb) combined with the shorter gear ratios from the Chrysler 3-speed transmission. While the LM002 had recently finished production, freeing up potential assembly space for the Genesis, or a vehicle like it, it was never really intended to go beyond the show car design study.
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