The car based on the Corvette ZR1, the Mantide supercar, is nearly finished. The result of Italian design, the Stile Bertone creation called Project M, has been documented via many webisodes.
Project M stands for Mantide, a car with a very aggressive body design coming from the same school as the Ferrari.
Implications - Automobiles have become a representation of a consumer's status, bearing a curvy, sensual aesthetic that is just as attractive as the human body. Thus, the automotive industry is spending more and more time on the exterior of a vehicle as opposed to its functional features. This signifies an entire breed of hauto couture that the expressive individual can appreciate.