Filed under: Luxury Cars & Autos
Exclusivity has its price. In this case, that price is a jaw-dropping $2 million. That's the tag which Stile Bertone has placed on customer versions of its latest automotive creation, the Mantide. The famed Italian coachbuilder was recently restructured and solicited the talents of one Jason Castriota, formerly of rival design house Pininfarina. As his first project in his new home, Castriota and his crew took the devastatingly fast Corvette ZR1 and gave it a new body, inside and out. The result wowed some and reviled others, but pandering the lowest common denominator is hardly what Bertone was after with this machine: with a few orders already in place, Castriota says the company will build no more than ten examples, effectively ensuring right from the start that the Bertone Mantide will remain a collector's item in perpetuity.