• Dec 9, 2009
Bertone Mantide - Click above for high-res image gallery

Love it or loathe it, the Bertone Mantide is one of the most striking automotive designs of the decade, and coupled with the Corvette ZR1's performance, Jason Castriota has created one of the most exclusive supercars in recent memory.

The second of ten Mantides has been delivered to its new owner before its official unveiling at the Dubai Auto Show next month, and -- to our eyes -- its all-white paint scheme looks even better than the original red example that debuted earlier this year.

Castriota has since left StileBertone and moved back to New York to pursue other endeavors. In addition to tackling the fashion and industrial design world, he's working on a new line of footwear that's expected to be revealed sometime in 2010. While a new set of kicks would be the perfect compliment to the machined aluminum throttle on the angular, LS9-powered coupe, we wouldn't be surprised to see Castriota tackling another automotive project in the future given his penchant for both style and speed.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      the gayest rear end of any car ever..... queers4gears.com
      • 5 Years Ago
      paint it any color you want, it is still terrible looking.
        • 5 Years Ago
        All it needs is Harry Potter's invisibililty cloak.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ugly car
      • 5 Years Ago
      @ damon lavrinc (author of article)

      The dubai auto show is actually this month, from the 16th to the 20th, not next month.

      Kinda peeved im going to miss it coz i dont get back home till the 22nd.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would love to drive that thing, get stuck in traffic, and see the face on the guy behind me :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is so ugly and unusual it is hot.

      Kind of like Uma Thurman.

      It is a must have car because quite frankly you pull up in this car everyone is going to come up to it.

      Lamborghini looks like a Ford Focus next to this. lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      the rear looks like a certain pokemon's face. and the front looks like a fish
      • 5 Years Ago
      *vomit*
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's........................beautiful.

      Why buy a boring lamborghini when you can get this piece of awesome automotive fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How many "supercars" are gonna spawn off the ZR1? Must be a rock solid foundation, and/or a best bang for the buck.
        • 5 Years Ago
        italian design firms have always done this with the vette, even in the 80s, which were clearly not good cars.
        • 5 Years Ago
        this just in...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is "Mantide" Italian for "My ass looks like a big mouth bass?"
      • 5 Years Ago
      The car is not No.2, but number one with a new paint job
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh my god...that is hideous.

      This is what we would be driving if Darth Vader succeeded and left the storm troopers in charge of vehicle design.
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