Jason Castriota joins Shelby Supercars

Automotive Design 19 Mar 2010
Jason Castriota joins Shelby Supercars

Jason Castriota, the designer of Pininfarina P4/5, the Stile Bertone Mantide and the Rolls-Royce Hyperion, has been hired by Washington-based SSC (Shelby Supercars) to design the next generation Ultimate Aero supercar.

In an interview with Tri-City Herald, SSC owner and founder Jerod Shelby said: “Jason’s involvement will bring to SSC in one to two years what would have taken us 10. I am thoroughly excited for SSC and what this project will bring to the Tri-Cities.”

Bertone Mantide Design Sketch “He will be our exclusive designer for the next two models and work with us for a minimum of one year. This will be his first model under his own name,” Shelby added.

Among the cars designed by Jason Castriota are Ferrari-based Pininfarina P4/5, the Stile Bertone Mantide, the Maserati MC12-based Birdcage and the Rolls-Royce Hyperion.

The Ultimate Aero entered the Guinness World Book of Records in October 2007 when it reached 257 mph, becoming the world’s fastest production car.

Shelby Ultimate Aero Shelby Ultimate AeroThe next generation Aero model will feature carbon fiber body and a price ranging between $800,000 and $900,000, about twice the cost of the current model. Shelby is also planning a smaller model with the Castriota signature, that could be launched at a price of $300,000.

(Source: Tri-City Herald)

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