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For those of you who haven't seen it yet, Italian company Stile Bertone is offering a hand built supercar that basically puts a new (ugly) shell on top of a Corvette ZR1 and calls it........are you ready for this? The Mantide. Yeah.







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I have two questions:

1) Who would ruin the absolutely classic, mean and aggressive lines of a ZR1 Corvette by slapping that Carbon Fiber origami nightmare on top of it?

2) How the hell are you supposed to pronounce that name? Is it the very Italian sounding "Mahn-teed", the more literal "Man-teed-ay", or the unintentionally hilarious and homoerotic "Man-tide"?

Either way, that's one butt ugly waste of a ZR1. Blech. Kill it with fire.
 

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'Mantide' sounds like a choreographed dance (along the lines of the Electric Slide) that would be performed at, ahem, one of those clubs...

"C'mon, Burt. Let's do the Mantide!"

"Sounds like fun, Jimmy!"
 

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lolz at Gary. I was thinking more along these lines:


 

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:wtf: Way to ruin a ZR1.

I was going to say it looks like Vader from the back but I guess Gary already said that :rolleyes:

Can someone please tell that guy to not wear a sweater around his neck... god what a fashion disaster...
 

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No surprise that a guy wearing a sweater around his neck would be admiring the "Man Tide". :rofl:
 

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Mantide means praying mantis in Italian....sounds like a Pinto (Portuguese for the male organ) or Nova (Spanish for "doesn't go") moment...
 

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That's especially bad for Bertone. They have a long standing reputation of being one of Italy's best design houses.
 

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:hmm:




 

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^ Winner.
 

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Predator would have been a much better name too.
 

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Um, storm trooper. Gawsh...
Sorry I meant to say storm trooper. God, I must have seen all the old star wars movies like a zillion times :doh:

Predator would fit it better than Mantide :helpless: almost sound like a manly version of a woman's period
 
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