The Bertone Mantide was introduced in 2009 and based on the Corvette ZR1. There were supposed to be 10 of them built, and they are slightly more expensive than a ZR1 at $2 million each. There's one in Massachusetts. And the owner, who is a hero, drives it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.