Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jason Castriota - Stile Bertone Mantide

Jason Castriota has spent most of his professional career designing some of the most iconic and beautiful sports cars of our era. Cars that kids, for years, will be playing interior decorator with, plastering them all over their walls. With the help of Pininfarina, and now, Stile Bertone, he's managed to put himself at the forefront of the newly re-emerged coach building game being played out at the top design houses around the world. Jason has been fortunate, and insanely talented enough, to have his say with the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the Maserati Gran Turismo, the Maserati MC12-based Birdcage 75th Concept, Rolls-Royce Hyperion, the Ferrari 612 Kappa for collector, Peter Kalikow and of course, the Enzo Ferrari-based Pininfarina P4/5 for the now famous collector, Jim Glickenhaus.

After the official reveal of the Stile Bertone Mantide at the 2009 Shanghai Auto Show, we were able to catch up with Jason for a chat in between his picture taking with the extremely excitable Chinese journalists that were also attending the show. At first, we thought the man that had designed all of these mesmerizing vehicles would be kind of a self-appreciating prick as so many other car designers are, but our conversation with him proved this wasn't the case. Actually, he seems like a pretty cool guy.
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Joel Marcos Cesetti said...

Eles sabem o que fazem,são criações fantásticas.

Veja no sport protótipos a Ferrari dos sonhos de Jim.


Anonymous said...

Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
anyhow thanks for the good read!