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16New Saab Design Director greets the diehards, calls for "return to Saab's roots"

Saabs United, the site that played such a noteworthy role in the General Motors-Saab-Spyker cage match earlier this year that Saab gave the site an award, is at it again. This time, Saabs United is voicing concern about Jason Castriota, who was recently named 's Saab's design director. Castriota took the position above longtime Saab designer Simon Padian, who penned the Aero X concept.

43Rumormill: Lancia Stratos revival won't be one-off, production planned

The story of the coachbuilt Lancia Stratos gets more curious by the day. Although it appeared that the homage was a Pininfarina-designed one-off for a wealthy and anonymous European, Car & Driver has done some snooping of its own and reports that it wasn't exactly designed by Pininfarina and it won't exactly be a one-off.

34BREAKING: Saab hires Castriota to be new design head, pen next 9-3 [w/poll]

Jason Castriota at work – Click above for high-res image gallery of the Bertone Mantide

22Report: Famed designer Jason Castriota to pen for Shelby Supercars

While definitely one of (if not the) fastest production cars in the world, the SSC Ultimate Aero has seldom been praised for its looks. Somewhat resembling just about every other supercar out there in one detail or another, the styling has charitably been described as everything from derivative to kit car-ish. Shelby Supercars wants to do something about that. Now that they've proven they can get their car up to its claimed top speed of over 255 mph, the next step is to get a few more of them ou

30Bertone Mantide goes from blush to pale, looks better for it

Bertone Mantide - Click above for high-res image gallery

42Jay Leno could be second buyer of Bertone Mantide

Bertone Mantide - Click either pic for a high-res image gallery

20Episode VI reveals what lies beneath Bertone's Project M

Click above to jump to episode six of the Project M web video series

7Project M is not a Nissan GT-R, new episodes tell more of the tale

Project M - Click above for a high-res image

8VIDEO: Episode One of Inside Project M - The journey, and speculation, begins

Click above to view the first episode of Inside Project M after the jump

6Bertone hires former Pininfarina designer Jason Castriota

It's no news that business has been tough for Italy's most vaunted design studios and coachbuilders. But that hasn't stopped Bertone from hiring Jason Castriota as its new design director. Castriota has spent the past several years at arch-rival Pininfarina, where he worked on such projects as the Maserati Birdcage concept and GranTurismo, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, custom P4/5 and the Rolls-Royce Hyperion one-off, before leaving with the aim of starting his own studio. But as the Italian-American

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