If you are a Supercar enthusiast, the latest beauty from Stile Bertone is just for you. Christened the Mantide, the Batmobile-like supercar has been designed by American designer Jason Castriota and was unveiled last week at the Shanghai Auto show. Known for creating one-off prototypes based on Chevrolet’s sporting automobiles’ mechanicals spanning over 50 years, Stile Bertone’s latest beauty utilizes the mechanicals of the 2009 Corvette ZR1. The Mantide designed and engineered in collaboration with the renowned Danisi Engineering is sure to leave you breathless with its design and performance. Aiming to be the world’s greatest street legal performance car, this sleekly designed car draws equal inspiration from modern aerospace and the world of Formula One.
The low-slung nose, jet fighter style teardrop canopy and butterfly opening doors, as well as the numerous air inlets and exhausts for maximum air efficiency give this car an edge above other Supercars. A lightweight beauty, it boasts of carbon fiber for all body panels, interior trim, seats and even the wheels. Promising unbeatable performance the car reaches 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds and achieves a top speed of 351 kph (217mph). Other features include a Le Mans prototype-derived flat floor and diffuser as well as “flying buttresses” which help to increase aero efficiency and reduce drag by 25% (Cd 0.298) and a 30% improvement in down force. The futuristic designer car incorporates an FIA regulation triangulated roll cage, light-weight carbon fiber racing seats and 4pt racing harness for track use, assuring safety along with performance.
A design masterpiece, it will rule not just the roads but our hearts as well.
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