Project M

The long awaited Stile Bertone Mantide Project M supercar made its debut yesterday at the Shanghai Autoshow. The showstopper designed by famed Pininfarina designer Jason Castriota is a sleek, uber futuristic outlook on bespoke automotive engineering. Underneath the hood lies a Corvette ZR1 which if you have ever heard before, befittingly goes well with the aggressive sculpted front and rear.

The carbon fiber body enables the ZR1 engine to push the relatively lightweight supercar 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds topping out at 217 mph. Much more information to be had at their site including a video. Com’on, you know you wanna hear what it sounds like.

Designer: Jason Castriota

34 Comments

  • Silenzo says:

    that sir, is a sick looking car 😮 great designs the last days :p how much it costs? XD

  • Keith says:

    All they are missing is a shot from the front. I want to know what the front of this thing looks like.

    • Keith says:

      Thanks for the updates with the front shots. Now I know why they didn’t have them up on theri website as the first pictures. I am really disappointed with the front of this car.

  • Wow with all the crevices and slots that thing will take forever to wash! (just kidding, but it will). I don’t know about this design, in person it might have it, then again might not.

  • Yeah, missing a front shot, alright. Looks cool, but I’m not enterely convinced either.

  • FLX says:

    The front shots are missing cause the front is hilariously fugly – as well as the rest. Its way to busy and some detailing is just plain stupid.

    And all that posauna (video blog etc) for this crap? Boo!

    • MadCow says:

      i completely agree, the only view that works is the side view. the front, 3/4, and back are just wack, proportions are messed up… the back looks literally like a cat fish and the front looks like somebody gave it a beating and fat lip… and those hexagonal/octagonal… whatever shape wheel wells?!… this thing probably worked on paper and nothing else

      • powers says:

        As with nearly all Italian automotive design over the past 40 years, I am not impressed. And I know what you mean about working on paper. I think digital sketching has run amuck in the Auto world. Anyone who has command of a cintiq can make just about anything look hot… until it goes 3D. Look at all this Nissan stuff – especially the new Murano, but that one with the crab claw headlights too. Can’t you see them looking super hot in a cintiq sketch? Yet on the road they look like their reconstructive surgeon had a drinking problem. Yeesh. This should be the poster child for rushed, underthought, overhyped, “hot sketch” inspired automotive design.

  • powers says:

    P.S.

    If this really were an Italian car it would have a smokin’, special made, MR, twin/quad turbo, V/flat 8/10/12. AN LS9? The one-size-fits-all GM motor that’s been around since ’97? Ha! Nobody will remember this car next week.

  • joshua says:

    looks like a cross between the aston martin and lamborghini

    great stuff!

  • GearModa says:

    The rear end looks the best, very futuristic…. looks almost like a rocket exhaust.

  • Lmo says:

    What 1970’s vintage Kit Car is this?

  • Sam, Wisconsin says:

    I have to drink half a bottle of cough medicine, twenty cups of coffee, smoke three joints, swallow two sleeping pile followed by two jolts and five shots of Tequila slamin’dunk, before looking at this car again.

  • Mr . Aaron L Theobal says:

    Jason Castriota I can draw a better car on papper than U !!!

  • Mr . Aaron L Theobald says:

    Jason Castriota I can draw a better car on papper than U !!!

  • Henrique Staino says:

    With the amount of information there is on this design, you could make ten cars.
    And they all would look better than this one.

  • Lmo says:

    >> “With the amount of information there is on this design, you could make ten cars.” <<

    yep, at some point you have to eliminate some of your ideas. Ya can’t use ’em all on one car.

    except this one.. .. . .

  • exppie says:

    It is very аggressive design style.

  • PMK says:

    Interisting . Very clever use of two complex 3D forms, the wrap-around is intellectually as well as beautiful ID styling at work.

  • Mario Cisneros says:

    I had the opportunity to know Jason for some time during my design training years in Turin, Italy, he is a very talented designer i must say.
    Is very easy to throw crap at a new design, specially when is something out of the ordinary the rejection curve will be big, but a good design in not that one you love right away because you’ll get sick of it soon, a good design is that one that sticks to you all the time and you are never bored of it.
    Slashing a new design is easy, but for all of you that are actually in the design industry and have taken your designs to PRODUCTION or Conceptual level you know how hard it is for a design to make it not only to the market, but to a full scale show model, specially when you have to sort all of the company’s internal bureaucracy.

  • StephenC says:

    Now this is really a super car. Gonna watch that video right now. I wanna hear how this super car sounds in that speed. It may sound like a super 2000 Honda Civic muffler.

  • StephenC says:

    Now this is really a super car. Gonna watch that video right now. I wanna hear how this super car sounds in that speed. It may sound like a super 2000 Honda Civic muffler.

  • Awesome ! I love the color red .. and this car is so sexy !

  • Uhhhhh \ not really a sexy car ! Sorry AND
    the ONLY thing GOOD about this Vertobe designed exterior car is the Carbon Fiber
    trim and the Z 3 Corvette Kentucky Derby
    engine with a good amount of Horse power in the front of the car ! ; ^ )

  • Uhhhhh \ not really a sexy car ! Sorry AND
    the ONLY thing GOOD about this Vertobe designed exterior car is the Carbon Fiber
    trim and the Z 3 Corvette Kentucky Derby
    engine !

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