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Bertone Mantide news - Mantide’s mystery buyer - 2009
We’ve got a mystery that needs a-solvin’: who’s planning on buying a Bertone Mantide?
See, Jason Castriota - the designer of the mental Corvette ZR1-based hypercar - has posted a video on YouTube of his weekend at Goodwood in his £1.3 million ride, in which he speaks about the owner of the next Mantide to be built.
“He’s a Brit expat living in America,” says Castriota. “He’s got a phenomenal car collection including a McLaren F1.”
That narrows it down, doesn’t it? We know Rowan Atkinson’s got a nice F1 tucked away in his garage, but we’re not aware of too many others out there.
Castriota continues: “He’s a bit of a gentleman
racer, having raced in the F430 Challenge series as well as doing some 24-hour
racing with the Porsche GT3.”
The rumours we’re hearing from the US are that Jay Leno has put in an order for a Mantide,
but he doesn’t really fit Castriota’s description, does he?
Down to you, TopGear.com faithful. Whose name do you reckon is on the Bertone order form?