Berlinetta (from ) is an especially sporty form of coupé. Typically a two-seater, the type may include 2+2.
The real meaning for berlinetta in Italian is "little saloon".Laban, Brian. The Ultimate History of Ferrari. Bath: Parragon, 2002. ISBN 9780752588735.
Introduced in the 1930s, the term was popularized by Ferrari in the 1950s. Maserati, Opel, Alfa Romeo, and other European car manufacturers have produced Berlinetta models.
In North America, Chevrolet also produced a Berlinetta version of the Camaro from 1979 to 1986. The models offered European styling touches to emphasize the interior of the car rather than the performance of the car, which had long been the selling point of the Camaro.