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Jason Castriota

  • Bertone Mantide - Photo credit: Autosport Designs

    The Jason Castriota-designed, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1-based Bertone Mantide is up for sale.

  • Jason Castriota -- one of Fast Company's 100 most creative
    Saab Design Chief Castriota Named Among Most Creative In Business

    Saab might be skating on thin ice, but it has a solid choreographer. Design director Jason Castriota has been named one of Fast Company magazine's 100 Most Creative People in Business and appears in the third-annual ranking in its June 2011 issue. Castriota attended Boston's Emerson College, then...

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    2013 Saab 9-3 Will Be A Return To Form, Says Design Chief

    The 2013 Saab 9-3 will return to being primarily or exclusively a hatchback design, and will be heavily influenced by the PhoeniX concept from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. That much we know, but at a recent Washington D.C. event to launch the new 2011 Saab 9-4X and also, it turned out, discuss the...

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    Saab Production Restarts After Halting Over Unpaid Suppliers

    Production at the main factory of Swedish automaker Saab has restarted this morning after it was halted by a dispute over unpaid suppliers. Adding to concerns over the future of the small Swedish automaker, Saab's main plant in Trollhattan shut down yesterday when suppliers halted delivery of...

  • 2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
    Saab And ZF Establish New Plant For ‘Phoenix’ Platform Sub-Assemblies In Sweden

    It appears Saab is relatively safe from going bankrupt in the immediate future, with the automaker announcing today the establishment of a new sub-assembly plant less than two miles from its main car plant in Trollhattan, Sweden. The plant is being established in partnership with automotive parts...

  • 2013 Saab 9-3 test-mule spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2013 Saab 9-3 Test-Mule

    The Saab 9-3 is in desperate need of a makeover, with the current model first coming onto the market in its earliest iteration back in 2002. Over the years there have been some minor updates to the car but while its competitors have all passed through their successive generations, the Saab 9-3 is...

  • 2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

    At this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show Saab unveiled its new PhoeniX concept, a preview of the automaker’s future styling direction and technologies. As stunning, and controversial, as the new concept is, one of its key technology previews, however, cannot be seen. We’re talking about the new platform residing under its pretty sheet metal. Also called the Phoenix, the new platform will debut in the next-generation 2013 Saab 9-3 and has been designed to be flexible enough to spawn other models like the eventual replacements for the 9-5 and 9-4X crossover. Saab’s current...

  • 2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
    Video: Jason Castriota Defends The Saab PhoeniX From Chris Bangle

    A new battle in the car design wars broke out on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show, and CarDesignNews caught it on video. The conflict? Ex-BMW designer and notorious flame-surfacer Chris Bangle's pointed questions to ex-Bertone and new Saab design head Jason Castriota over the shape of the new...

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    2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept Live Photos: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Jason Castriota's influence as the head of design at Saab is now readily apparent: the PhoeniX Concept bears all the markings of his brilliant mind. It also looks decidedly like a Saab. But more than looking like a Saab in the traditional sense, it likely outlines the future of the company's...

  • 2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
    Saab PhoeniX Concept: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    This is the new 2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept, the first design penned by Saab’s recently appointed design director Jason Castriota. You may recall that Castriota was the man behind the striking Bertone Mantide and that concept’s influences can clearly be seen in the new PhoeniX. The latest...

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    New SSC Supercar Leaked, Reveal Coming Later This Month

    The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has once again put the Volkswagen Group's French marque back at the top of the fastest production car charts with its recent 268-mph record, but within days Shelby Supercars (SSC) announced it would be once again gunning to top Bugatti. We already know that SSC's new...

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    America's SSC Chasing Bugatti Veyron Super Sport’s 268 MPH Top Speed

    Who didn’t see this one coming? America’s Shelby Super Cars (SSC) will be attempting to reclaim its title of manufacturer of the world’s fastest production car now that the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport has set the official record of 268 mph. As we reported back in 2007, SSC originally stole the...

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    Now that the 2010 Saab 9-5 has finally made production and being delivered to showrooms all across the country, attention turns to Saab’s other models, all of which are crucial to the long-term viability of the brand. Coming up on the horizon is the new 9-4X crossover, which is already in production and due on the market towards the end of the year. However, both it and the 9-5 are essentially warmed over GM models; in this case a rebadged Cadillac SRX and Opel Insignia. The next-generation 9-3, on the other hand, arguably Saab’s most important model, will be almost all Saab. Due in late...

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    Former Bertone And Pininfarina Designer Jason Castriota Moving To Saab

    Giving brilliant people free rein to build their dreams has led to some of the best designs in automotive history, no small portion of which were penned by people working for the legendary design houses like Stile Bertone and Pininfarina. Well, one designer, Jason Castriota just happened to work at...

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    Report: America’s Shelby Supercars Teams Up With Designer Jason Castriota

    Believe it or not but the current holder of the world land speed record for a production car is America’s very own Shelby Supercars (SSC), the manufacturer of the Lamborghini Diablo-esque Ultimate Aero Twin Turbo supercar. That car is capable of a proven top speed of 255.83 mph--3.11 mph faster...

  • Bertone Project M supercar Mantide
    Mantide supercar to challenge Corvette ZR1’s Nurburgring lap time

    With a hexagon-centric theme and styling that looks like it was sent back through a space-time rift from 2020, the Bertone Mantide is a new and polarizing figure in the design world. Soon, however, it may also be a prominent figure in the performance world as the owner of the car reportedly wants...

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    Bertone could sell up to 10 units of $2M Mantide

    With a hexagon-centric theme and styling that looks like it was sent back through a space-time rift from 2020, the Bertone Mantide is a new and polarizing figure in the automotive design world. Recently Jason Castriota, the car's designer, revealed that as many as 10 of the cars could be built if...

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    Project M supercar revealed as Corvette ZR1-based Mantide

    Giving brilliant people free rein to build their dreams has led to some of the best designs in automotive history, no small portion of which were penned by people working for Stile Bertone. Ex-Pininfarina designer and now head of Stile Bertone Jason Castriota is one of those people. He's also the...

  • Bertone B.A.T. 11

    Italy's place in the automotive design business is legendary, inspiring passion for cars in generations of people all around the world via cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia and Alfa Romeo and more. Both Pininfarina and Bertone have spent time at the leading edge of design, and Jason Castriota, a former Pininfarina designer, has taken a position as design director at Stile Bertone, weaving the history of the two companies closer, and opening new doors for Bertone. Castriota left Pininfarina just before the Paris Motor Show in September, and had originally planned to open his own design...

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