Stile Bertone Mantide (Project M)

Posted on April 21, 2009 Under Design


Yesterday, in an event that was surely meticulously planned by event organizers, the long awaited Stile Bertone Mantide (aka Project M), made it’s debut at the Shanghai Autoshow. The bespoke supercar, designed by American wunderkind Jason Castriota (of Pininfarina P4/5 fame), was originally thought to be GT-R based but we now know that the Corvette ZR1 lies at the heart of the beast. The large wheels, fluid body lines, and an aggressive almost angry rear reminds us of something a Dark Knight might drive, and that’s always a plus in our book. The engineers were able to reduce the already lightweight ZR1 by 220 lbs by using a carbon fiber body. It goes 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds with a 217mph top speed. For the latest information, including a series of episodes documenting this exciting car, following Bradley Farrell’s Inside Project M. We’ll take two, thanks.