• Apr 14, 2009
Now that episode six of the KineticFin-produced mini-documentary has revealed that Project M is based on the Corvette ZR1, we finally have a name for Jason Castriota's newest endeavor. The Mantide, due to debut at the Shanghai Motor Show this weekend, features custom coachwork that appears both angular and organic, and seeks to rekindle Stile Bertone's place in the world of bespoke automotive design. Expect all the details on the concept to be revealed later this week, with the running version set to debut in Italy on April 23.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Those wheels are burning my retinas. Hopefully they don't make the final version in Shanghai. As for the angular wheel wells, didn't Lamborghini already do that with the Reventon? I like the idea of creating a new "supercar", but rebodying (sp?) an existing one doesn't really accomplish that. I have a feeling this may fizzle out fairly quickly. A lot of hype though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      He must of got his inspiration from Praying Mantis like i said earlier in the other article, Now the car is Titled "Mantide"??? lol

        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah that name...is gonna need some work for English-speaking countries. Nobody's going to want to buy a car called man tide, lol.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have mixed feelings about this car now but I like the way it looks its definately very futuristic, but after this episode I've learned that it essentially came from a ZR1 although I wonder besides the tube they said they were going to put in the door was the only modification to the frame they made.

      The Wheels could be better imo...but clearly its all about design with this car so to each his own. I'd take spoked wheels all day. mesh wheels...anything.but that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks great with an awesome aggressive stance - The only thing is the body side seems a little 'round' for the rest of the car - compared to the sketch.... The surface does create a more 'faster' appearance but doesn't seem sheer enough...more thoughts at http://www.autocritical.com/blog/
      • 5 Years Ago
      What does everyone have against the wheels!? I love them! Spoked wheels have become so boring and repetitive. They're the only option on cars today. I'll stick with my 37-year-old Ford and its hubcaps.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does the car rest on only its rear wheels like a praying mantis?
      • 5 Years Ago
      wonderful, i'm looking forward to seeing the interior and rear of the car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish GM would swallow their pride and hire someone from the outside to restyle the body and interior.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I have no faith in what we are about to see....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm too young to remember the release of the countach. Anybody wondering whether this will be as important? How will we know?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mantide? Maybe that's why I saw a Praying Mantis in the front end.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nasty wheels.
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