Ask Saab 9-3 Phoenix Designer Jason Castriota Anything You Want

Hailed as one of the auto industry's most exciting up-and-coming young designers, Jason Castriota is the man behind the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina, the Bertone Mantide, the Maserati GranTurismo, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the SSC Tuatara, the Maserati Birdcage 75 and the Saab 9-3 Phoenix that almost happened but… » 4/12/13 3:00pm 4/12/13 3:00pm

Ask Designer Jason Castriota Anything You Want At 3 P.M. ET Today

Wanna talk to the guy behind the Saab 9-3 Phoenix, the Bertone Mantide, the Maserati GranTurismo and a ton of other great car designs? Of course you do. Designer Jason Castriota will be around at 3 p.m. ET today to answer your questions. Be sure to tune in. » 4/12/13 11:07am 4/12/13 11:07am

Why The Saab 9-3 Phoenix May Not Be Dead After All

Our mourning over the death of Saab has only deepened in recent months as we came to see photos of the aborted 9-3 Phoenix, the car that was intended to carry on the brand's hatchback legend in a uniquely Saab-ish way and bring them back from the brink. Unfortunately Saab went bankrupt before that car ever entered… » 4/02/13 12:25pm 4/02/13 12:25pm

This Would Have Been The New Saab 9-3 Phoenix

The saddest thing you can do to yourself is wonder "what might have been." If you're a Saab fan, get your tissue box ready, as we're about to show you the 9-3 that never happened.  » 2/21/13 10:46am 2/21/13 10:46am

Chris Bangle takes a swing at Jason Castriota over SAAB PhoeniX

In what's already being heralded as the "Chilla in Geneva," infamous BMW designer Chris "Big Butts" Bangle tussled with Jason "Cassius" Castriota over the design of the inspired-by-jets Saab PhoeniX. Rhetorical fists fly as Bangle angles to flame Castriota's surfaces. » 3/02/11 10:40am 3/02/11 10:40am

The Lancia Stratos Is Real, Headed For Production

The Lancia Stratos we saw last week is real and it's not just intended for one wealthy industrialist's garage, it's headed for limited production. According to Car und Driver, the new Stratos is aiming to set everyone's pants on fire. » 8/10/10 4:00pm 8/10/10 4:00pm

Inside Project M: The Final Episode

It doesn't matter whether your opinion's positive or negative of designer Jason Castriota and his Corvette ZR1-based Bertone Mantide, either way it's a marvel of modern design. Here's the final episode of Inside Project M. » 6/19/09 4:30pm 6/19/09 4:30pm

How The Stile Bertone Mantide Got Angular Rear Wheelarches

When Jason Castriota left Pininfarina for Bertone, it was like switching to Coke after a lifetime of Pepsi. Let’s examine a design element he’s started using that’s alien to Pininfarina but essential to Bertone. » 5/07/09 2:30pm 5/07/09 2:30pm

The $2 Million Showdown: Bertone Mantide vs. Corvette ZR1

Stile Bertone's Mantide now has a price and production run size: $2,000,000 and ten. Let's see if it's worth the 20× premium over its donor car: the Corvette ZR1. » 5/04/09 3:30pm 5/04/09 3:30pm

The Concorso d’Eleganza is Huge Fun (If You Don’t Take it Too Seriously)

Old guys in polo shirts nurturing vintage Ferraris? Industry people showing off concepts which will never get built? What's the point? Not much: but it's a great way to spend a weekend in Italy. » 5/01/09 12:00pm 5/01/09 12:00pm

The 2009 Concorso d’Eleganza: Action! Suspense! Video!

Care for classic GT’s at full throttle? In between photographing the cars of the 2009 Concorso, we shot you some footage of various cars idling—or, in rare moments, at speed. » 4/28/09 9:00am 4/28/09 9:00am

Real Stile Bertone Mantide, Interior Revealed At Balloco Fiat Proving…

We were at the Shanghai Auto Show foam mock-up revealing of Stile Bertone's Mantide, but our friends from The Italian Junkyard did one better. Check out the real Mantide, interior and engine included. » 4/25/09 1:00pm 4/25/09 1:00pm

2009 Concorso d’Eleganza: A Prelude

We’re heading to Italy to report on this year’s Concorso: an event with the most beautiful automobiles on display, along with the essential paradox of the vintage car. » 4/24/09 3:00pm 4/24/09 3:00pm

Jason Castriota: Stile Bertone Mantide, Pininfarina P4/5 Designer

While in Shanghai, we sat down and interviewed the designer of the Pininfarina P4/5 and controversial, ZR1-based, Stile Bertone Mantide. What does this Jalopnik-reading young sports car designer have to say? » 4/24/09 12:00pm 4/24/09 12:00pm

Inside Project M Reveals Already-Revealed Bertone Mantide

We don't care what you think — the Corvette ZR1-based Bertone Mantide revealed earlier this morning is hot. This video should help clear things up. » 4/20/09 1:00pm 4/20/09 1:00pm

Stile Bertone Mantide: Part Corvette ZR1, Part Italian Model

Meet the one-off Bertone Mantide — part Corvette ZR1, part Italian model, all sex appeal. Designed by Jason Castriota, the Mantide may even outshine his last great design, James Glickenhaus' Pininfarina P4/5. Exclusive gallery below. » 4/20/09 7:00am 4/20/09 7:00am

Bertone Mantide Wind-Testing In The Dark

We recently learned the Corvette ZR1-based Project M will be called the Mantide. Thanks to this wind tunnel photo we've lightened up a bit, we also have an idea of what it will look like. » 4/16/09 2:30pm 4/16/09 2:30pm

Stile Bertone Project M: A Corvette ZR1 In Disguise!

The chassis for the Stile Bertone Project M one-off super car? It's a 2009 Corvette ZR1. We should have known Jason Castriota's one-off project car documented in a Bradley Farrell-produced web-series would be a Chevy. » 4/13/09 8:00am 4/13/09 8:00am

Inside Project M: Nissan GT-R-Based?

One episode of Bradley Farrell's "Inside Project M" documentary on Bertone's new concept left before the car's officially unveiled. For now, there's this new teaser shot that's got us asking, is it Nissan GT-R-based? » 4/06/09 10:00am 4/06/09 10:00am

Inside Project M, Chapter Two: It's Smiling At Us

We exclusively revealed Jason Castriota's plans for a new Bertone one-off project supercar, and we've already shown you the first episode of Bradley Farrell's documentary. Here's chapter two. And oh, hey, look, it's smiling! » 3/16/09 12:30pm 3/16/09 12:30pm