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

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

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 Concorso d’Eleganza is Huge Fun (If You Don’t Take it Too…

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

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

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

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