Bertone CEO Marco Filippa has revealed the company is in talks with a Chinese buyer to purchase the one-off Nuccio prototype for approximately €2 ($2.6 / £1.6) million.

Bertone CEO Marco Filippa has revealed the company is in talks with a Chinese buyer to purchase the one-off Nuccio prototype for approximately €2 ($2.6 / £1.6) million.

While that sounds a little pricey, Filippa estimated the car took 15,000 hours to design, build and engineer. If everything pans out, Bertone expects the transaction will be completed after the car is shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August.

As we have previously reported, the Nuccio was created to celebrate Bertone's 100th anniversary.  It incorporates styling cues from some of their previous models including the Alfa Romeo Carabo, the Lancia Stratos Zero and Lamborghini Countach. Detailed specifications haven't been released, but the car features an automatic transmission and 4.3-liter V8 engine with 480 PS (353 kW / 473 bhp).

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