Bertone Mantide; it is probably the most unrecognized car today that could compete against Corvette ZR-1.
It’s basically an Italian Corvette ZR-1 fit with an amazing 636 HP V8 engine. What really stands out on this car are the aerodynamical features. Everything is made of carbon fibre to make the car 200 pounds lighter than the Corvette ZR-1. All of the body panels, trimming, seats, and wheels are made out of carbon fibre.
The Bertone Mantide has some resemblance to the Corvette with the low hood and the high rear bumper. It uses the Chevrolet Y-Body as the hood features an embossed Y-shape. The improvements made on this car increase the down force by 30% when comparing it to the Corvette ZR-1. The total drag reduced is up to 25%.
This car might not be a Bugatti buster but it can definitely pack in a punch with its impressive acceleration. It accelerates 0-62 mph in just 3.2 seconds! The top speed is 218 mph, which is close to what the Corvette can do. But is it really worth it to buy this car when they finally are produced?
The answer is no, because Bertone plans to make only 10 Mantides within a year with a price tag of $2 million each. So in the end, the Corvette ZR-1 is the winner, since it has a more powerful engine, but goes a little bit slower and has a starting price of $110,300. Also, who would ever buy a Mantide? XD
I bought a Bertone Mantide in Forza Motorsport 3 and I made it go over 250 mph with a cool design. Check it out: