The Bertone Mantide was a Chevrolet-Corvette-ZR1-based supercar that debuted in 2009. While there were plans to build 10 of them at one point, the firm only completed one of them. Now, it has come up for auction.
The car was the vision of an American named Jason Castriota, who at the time was in charge of design at Bertone. Its history is full of color ranging from being a show car at Auto Shanghai and a Best in Supercar Class winner at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering to being displayed on the concept car lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It’s made the rounds.
The Mantide is said to be capable of speeds over 200 mph thanks to its 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 producing 638 horsepower and 604 pound-feet of torque, all of which is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission. The entire ZR1’s powertrain was carried over to the Mantide unchanged, but the carbon fiber body was Bertone’s design and ended up sheeding 250 pounds from the already lightweight ZR1.
The sale price will be expensive and we will see how the market values this unique machine. The original purchase was reportedly around $2 million.
Source: motor authority