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    Ferrari Mantide

    From topgear.com :

    The latest one-off supercar from Jason Castriota - the man behind the awesome Ferrari P4/5 and new design director at Bertone - is here. It is called the Mantide.

    Pronounced Man-ti-deh (not Man-tide, sadly), it's based on the already insane
    Corvette ZR1 and it looks... well, let's leave it to you to decide - what do you think of it?

    It's a striking design, no doubt. Castriota, who
    talked exclusively to our US site last year, says the Mantide ‘draws inspiration from modern aerospace and the world of Formula One', though we can't help fearing that the FIA would take a very dim view of all the aero flim-flammery. Like the P4/5, there's a teardrop canopy, though the whole package is far more aggressive and, er, futuresome than the curvy Ferrari.

     

    The Mantide is a functional shape, though. It boasts a drag coefficient 25 per cent lower than the ZR1, and generates 30 per cent more downforce. Because the body, wheels, seats and trim are constructed from carbon fibre, it weighs in 100kg lighter than the Corvette.

    All of which adds up to a simply staggering 0-62mph time of just 3.2 seconds and top speed of 217mph - the ZR1, in comparison, manages a tardy 3.5-second sprint and a 205mph maximum. The full FIA roll cage and four-point harnesses are probably a good idea, then - this isn't a concept, this is a proper driver.

    Cost? It's one of those ‘pick a number at random, and then add a whole bunch of zeros until your hand hurts' cars. The estimated cost of Glickenhaus' P4/5 was around three million dollars, and we can't imagine the Mantide will be any cheaper.

    So, once again, what do you think of the looks? We're genuinely interested to hear what you think of this one...

    What do you guys think ? Smiley

    More pics here : www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/bertone-mantide-2009-04-21

     

    Edit : maybe this topic should be in the Other Sports Cars section, since it's a Bertone and not a Ferrari per se.Smiley


    Re: Ferrari Mantide

    I think this thing is terrible, hideous, absolutely no-go. Like a red bat-car, don't like it at all.


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    very futuristic but not much more then an extreme play with lines for a concept car. Does not look production ready...


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    I waited 3+ months with baited breath for this?!

    It looks like the a angular version 80's Pontiac Banshee concept car.

    God almighty ....that thing is ugly.

    He should just done a redux of the "Minority Report" Lexus and it would have been all good.


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     Just awful.


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    Figures are pretty impressive though, or maybe just optimistic.

    As far as styling goes, I'm having the hardest time finding something even remotely attractive to it. Some specific parts are "interesting" (which is not necessarily a good thing, especially in that particular case), but the overall shape is just unfathomably awful.

    And I can't even mention the wheels without feeling sick, so... I won't.


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    Looks like a "tranformer" toy


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    another pic of  " Man-titties"

    Smiley

     

     


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    Its like he finished and thought "hmm, not quite right. Maybe I'll just add a few more lines..."


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    Like something from a bad Judge Dredd movie.


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    reginos:

    Like something from a bad Judge Dredd movie.


    Well, I think Judge Dredd even had some more style than that. SmileySmileySmiley
     


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    Re: Ferrari Mantide

    Fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffugly!!!


    Re: Ferrari Mantide

    Damn It is H I D E O U S !

    Ugly like a fist  in the eye and taxes combined. It's technology and and Ferrari brand name migh be worth 200k...  anything over that and the executives are drinking champagne and laughing at the guy who ordered it...


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    Re: Ferrari Mantide

     ^ don't like the car to much, but like the song/band...She Want's Revenge


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    Re: Ferrari Mantide

    The design is very "out of the box"  and therefore looking very modern. But it also has way to many unnessesary lines and therefore it looks beyond ugly, or hideous.


    Re: Ferrari Mantide

     Don´t get this, so please any help... Why is it a Ferrari Mantide if it is based on a Corvette ZR1? Smiley


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    Re: Ferrari Mantide

    maybe its not officially a ferrari. But just a design study by some people.


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     Of course it is no Ferrari, is a study design made by Bertone. But Pininfarina with the Ferrai P4/5 based the car on an Enzo, so it is normal to be called a Ferrari in the end.. but this is based on a Corvette!!!! So why a Ferrari? Stupid journalist that if is italian and red think that is a Ferrari...


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    Dont you guys think this car is too futuristic?.....too much like a spaceship, IMHO!


    Re: Ferrari Mantide

    ed_moree:

     Don´t get this, so please any help... Why is it a Ferrari Mantide if it is based on a Corvette ZR1? Smiley

    I don't have any idea either. The only possible connection (other than it being italian and red) is that it was designed by Jason Castriota who did the P4/5 for Pininfarina. He is now the head designer for Bertone which, might I add, has a long, long history of producing innovative but very very ugly cars.


     
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