Unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show a week ago, Bertone showed their latest concept, the Mantide at Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy. Based on the Corvette ZR1, Jason Castriota designed a one-off coachbuilt model to show case Bertone’s design expertise.
The design features of the cockpit area include butterfly opening doors and an aviation inspired teardrop canopy. To save weight the whole body is made of carbon fibre. The Mantides mixture of lines and angles give it an odd look. The car has many unique features including the angular wheel arches and the low, angular front lip. The rear reminds us of the Bertone designed Alfa Romeo BAT Concepts, more specifically, the 2008 BAT-11 Concept.