Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bertone Mantide - 2009

Bertone Mantide - 2009



 

It is no longer the Italian designer "Bertone" to its reputation as toured the world. Indeed, this Italian born in Mondovi began in 1921 with a very personal style and avant-garde ideas that quickly make known the name of "Giovanni Bertone." The most important car manufacturers around the world have at one time appealed to him, and more than 600 different design studies will be conducted to among each other like as Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari, Lancia, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Ford , Lamborghini, Maserati, NSU, BMW, Iso Rivolta, Citroen and Simca. "Bertone" has made ​​cars GT series not only in Italian but also in German, English, French and even American, which made ​​him undoubtedly one of the pillars of the very exclusive clan best bodybuilders in the automotive world ....


Bertone now focuses more particularly on its activities to build stylist car mainly for wealthy clients. Commissioned by a client who wishes to remain anonymous time, his latest creation the Bertone Mantide is for Italian studio demonstrating its expertise in the automotive industry in the 21st century. With this new development, the studio wants to demonstrate the reality of his return to power. The Shanghai Motor Show this unusual car detonates in the middle of BYD, Brilliance, Geely and other Chinese without flavors. This command displays a customer drawing well extrovert in mind creations Bertone, the hidden purpose is to give the Italian coachbuilder on the front of the stage. This amazing Bertone Mantide is an achievement for the least surprising, rather angular and aggressive, it is also provocative and uncompromising ....



Forgotten harmonies and curves, the Bertone Mantide done in the angular and disproportions. One can recognize the Bertone leg but in a very exaggerated. The style is reminiscent of the 70s where some Lamborghini Countach, also designed by the Italian coachbuilder, was also talk of it by its bold lines. But faced with this Mantide the Countach figure is nice car mass. The progenitor of the booming Bertone Mantide is none other than Jason Castriota, known for his stroke of a pen. Previously employed at Pininfarina, he was the author of world famous models like the Ferrari 599 GTB or as the Maserati GranTurismo. He had already rubbed exercise unique creations, drawing the Maserati Birdcage, the Rolls Royce Hyperion or the Ferrari P4 / 5 that does not deny some stylistic similarities with Mantide, as the offset of the rear which reminiscent of the Ferrari 599 GTB. Jason Castriota has chosen themes that evoke clear masterly achievements Nuccio Bertone, the Stratos to Nivola through the Carabo, or Marzal. In the end, this incredible aesthetic tortured Bertone Mantide was dictated by aerodynamic requirements, this might explain it ....



This Bertone Mantide is a beautiful supercar futuristic lines very clearly a design worthy of the best stealth aircraft design and is its all-carbon body really sets the other GT lines that you're not ready cross every day. Tailored to the sickle for a futuristic look, she recalls the Corvette muzzle, Ferrari aerodynamic appendages in the side or the Nissan GTR for the general line very square and dipping. Here we are in the pure provocation borders between the imaginary and the Bertonien Zagato. The period that inspired the American designer is the ultimate extravagance. The Bertone Mantide based on the bowels Corvette ZR1 is exuberant, exhibitionist, tortured, almost vulgar, it is a condensed history of Bertone. We find pell-mell evocations fin line with BAT, foils a Stratos and gills of Zero, the sharp edges and the wheel of Lamborghini eighties, or vents piercing body. Vents galore on the bow and stern, elongated optical, shapely front and rear bumpers, nothing bland about this car. Technically, Cx the beautiful Bertone Mantide is announced to 0.29 while the use of carbon panels for the body lowers the weight of 100 kg compared to the ZR1 ....



Technical side, the creation of Jason Castriota not ashamed of that which lends its platform. In fact, the Bertone Mantide is equipped with chassis and engine V8 6.2-liter turbocharged Corvette ZR1 which develops a power of 647 horses that it allows a 0-100 km / h in 3.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 351 km / h. Performance obtained with a gain of 100 kg achieved compared to the American. This decrease was significant weight permitted by the use of carbon fiber in the cons-doors, seats and even the wheels. It is this weight reduction associated with aerodynamic developments (25% gain on the Cx and 30% claimed to support) that would allow such performance, the mouth, but not only. Achieved so far in a single copy in the Shanghai Motor Show, the Bertone Mantide will begin its mission to showcase the expertise of the Italian pharmacy certainly hope so subtract a few wealthy clients Pininfarina and Zagato, but subsequent models that can be exchanged against a check for about € 1 million duty of course, is the price of exclusivity and novel ....



Specifications:
  • Engine: V8 turbo
  • Displacement: 6.2 Liters
  • Power: 647 hp
  • Speed: 351 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 3'' 2

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