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    • Flymove and AKKA Technologies announce a new agreement for the brand “Bertone”. The agreement allows the English company Flymove to use the Bertone brand for all products and services in all countries of the world where the brand is registered, except for the residual rights of licenses previously granted to third parties, which will expire definitively by the end of 2020. Flymove has already planned and started a series of important investments for the relaunch of the brand, which include the opening of the Bertone Style Centre in Milan and the launch of the new EV City Cars and Hyper Cars series, which will be officially presented at 2020 Geneva Motor Show.

      The designer Carlos Arroyo Turon will lead a staff of designers chosen among the best talents in the world and a team of Italian companies of absolute excellence in automotive design. Bertone is one of the most famous automotive design brands, founded in 1912 and which under the guidance of Nuccio Bertone has seen a succession of some of the greatest designers in the world, including Marcello Gandini and Giorgetto Giugiaro, who have created some of the most beautiful cars in the history of the automobile, such as the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, the Lancia Stratos, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and many others.
     
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    Whoa
    "Styling isn't going to be the motivation for these vehicles" :eek:
     
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    Hmmm, the rear wheel skirts on the L & R side seem to have totally different profiles...
     
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    hey John, wrong "reply" and I don't want to be associated with that quote! :eek:
     
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    The ironic thing is most of the buyers were Boomers.
     
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    Yes. One of the most compelling "features" was that you could hose it out when the interior got dirty! :)

     
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    https://macsmotorcitygarage.com/video-inside-the-ford-design-studios-1964/?fbclid=IwAR3YbwfSVF-hpj6tAydRmAMqcN3GHIrxb2nIhM_8LNLrNS6FeeV1DmQCtLs



    The styling studios of the global automakers are among the most secretive and secure places on earth—-except for those occasional moments when, for reasons of their own, they decide to allow us a brief glimpse inside. One such moment at the Ford Motor Company arrived in 1964, when the Dearborn carmaker produced this film, Styling and the Experimental Car.

    The early ’60s, we have to believe, were an exciting time at the Ford design studios, tucked away behind the black iron gates on Oakwood Avenue. Gene Bordinat, who in 1961 succeeded George Walker as vice-president of design, headed a talented team of stylists that included Joe Oros, L. David Ash, John Najjar, and others. And the advanced projects under way at the time included the Ford Allegro (above), the Shelby Cobra-based Cougar II, and the Aurora, a futuristic station wagon concept (read our feature on the Aurora here). Naturally, they are all featured here.

    For the purposes of this film, the culmination of all the effort was the fabulous Ford Mustang, introduced in April of 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. And of course, it’s fair to say the Mustang was easily one of the most important and memorable designs ever created in the Ford styling studios. Here’s some of the story behind it.
     
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    The vibration going over bumps and road surfaces makes this a bad idea for reliability. Those wheel mounted motors would take a beating and be exposed to the elements more than internal motors. Not sure what the advantage would be, certainly not weight. Plus if one motor went bad it would pull to one side. Dumb other than on high mtx hybrid supercars and racecars.
     
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    Some good real-world points.
     
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    I don't agree with your reliability assessment at all. There's like a few pieces to these motors. As long as there is no unwanted relative motion between them, vibration is not an issue. Elements are not an issue either. Does water get through your bead your tire makes with your wheel? Does water get into your brake caliper pistons?
     
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    I completely agree with F1Tommy. Regardless of what the claims are, it will be subject to greater impact stresses and it will increase unsprung weight; to claim otherwise is absurd. Meanwhile, the dampers are going to have to be oversize (at least) to handle the extra weight or super high tech ($$).

    What are the advantage to this setup?
    You could mount the same motors 24" away from the wheels with a shaft and save all the hassle.
     
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