2010 Bertone Mantide
With proven high-performance mechanicals and conceptual coachwork, the Mantide recalls an era where bespoke European supercars roamed the world’s streets with American muscle underhood. In this case, it’s a supercharged 6.1-liter V8 that’s good for 638 horsepower, meaning that the Mantide has the power to back up the wild lines penned by then-head of Bertone, Jason Castriota. Castriota has been responsible for a number of supercars, but the Mantide represents one of the most unique visions of what an ultimate car should look like. The sweeping, flowing form of the cockpit was inspired by F1 racers, forming a “passenger cell” that is contrasted by the scoops and creases found all over the body. Additionally, the grille and fender vents employ a unique “pinhole” treatment that sets the Mantide apart. But all of these features aren’t simply for looks; the Mantide was designed to have optimal aerodynamic properties, including significant downforce. One thing’s for sure: whether you’re driving it or watching it go down the road, the Mantide won’t be ignored.