Bertone Mantide

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Bertone Mantide
Stile Bertone Mantide.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Bertone, Chevrolet
Designer Jason Castriota
Body and chassis
Class Concept car
Body style Coupe
Layout FR layout
Platform Chevrolet Y-body
Related Corvette ZR1
Powertrain
Engine 6,162 cc (376.0 cu in) LS9 V8
Transmission 6-speed manual
Dimensions
Curb weight 1,420 kg (3,131 lb)

The Bertone Mantide is a design study based on the Corvette ZR1 first unveiled in 2009 over a series of YouTube videos known simply as Project M.[1]

The Mantide has better performance figures than the ZR1, due in part to its highly advanced aerodynamics and significant weight savings. The overall vehicle weight has been reduced with using carbon fibre for all body panels, interior trim, seats and even the wheels. The Mantide is 220 lb (100 kg) lighter than the ZR1.[2]

The Mantide has a 638 bhp (476 kW; 647 PS) supercharged 6,162 cc (376.0 cu in) V8 engine that produces 604 lb·ft (819 N·m) of torque at 3800 rpm.[2] The new body has aerodynamic benefits over the ZR1, with drag reduced by 25% (Cd 0.298) and a 30% improvement over the ZR1 in down force. The performances are 0-62 mph (0–100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 351 km/h (218 mph).[3] Bertone planned to produce 10 Mantides at US$2 million each.[4]

Games[edit]

The Bertone Mantide is also featured in Forza Motorsport 4. It is available as a free unlock at level 35, along with a small collection of similar cars. In game the Mantide is valued at 1,000,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bertone Mantide". supercars.net. 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Conway, Gavin (2009-05-17). "Stile Bertone Mantide". timesonline.co.uk (London). Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "2009 Bertone Mantide Concept". conceptcarz.com. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Bertone Mantide Production Expanded to 10 Units, gets $2million Price Tag - Report". Worldcarfans.com. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 

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