De Tomaso

  • Teaser for De Tomaso Project P

    Dormant Italian performance marque De Tomaso is set for revival, 60 years after the brand's founding by Alejandro de Tomaso. The revival will take place on July 4 at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom, where a new car code-named Project P will be unveiled. Running the show is Ideal TeamVenture, the same Hong Kong-based company that bought German supercar marque Gumpert and turned it into Apollo. Apollo's first model is the V-12 beast that is the Intensa Emozione, so you know De Tomaso is in good hands. Teaser shots of the upcoming Project P hint at a modern...

  • Ares Project 1
    Retro done right: Ares Project 1 channels the Pantera and 641 horsepower

    Ares, the Modena-based coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, has unveiled the first completed car in its Legends Reborn series. The series reimagines iconic supercars using modern design techniques and materials, not to mention performance, and the first member is the stunning...

  • Ares Project Panther
    Ares Project Panther: Huracán-based, Pantera-inspired coach-built special revealed

    Ares, the Modena-based coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, has unveiled its most ambitious car yet: the Project Panther. Based on the bones of a Lamborghini Huracán, the Project Panther takes its inspiration from another Italian performance machine, the De Tomaso...

  • De Tomaso Nuova Pantera concept unveiled in 1999
    De Tomaso's final car is heading to auction

    De Tomaso has an incredible history that was cut short much too soon. Although plans to revive the Italian sports car marque have been carried out a couple times, nothing has helped return the brand to its former glory. For those looking for one final piece of true De Tomaso history, RM Sotheby's...

  • 2015 De Tomaso Pantera concept by Stefan Schulze
    Designer Envisions A Modern De Tomaso Pantera

    A couple of weeks ago we learned that dormant Italian sports car brand De Tomaso was sold to a Chinese consortium for a little over $1 million, and that the new owner would most likely end up slapping the De Tomaso badge on a sedan built in China, as opposed to a new sports car built in Italy...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept
    De Tomaso Sold To Chinese Consortium After Previous Sale Falls Through

    The trials and tribulations of legendary Italian sports car brand De Tomaso is beginning to resemble a story played out in one of Italy’s famed operas, with news emerging today that a planned sale of the brand announced just one month ago has fallen through and the brand now lying in the...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept

    Legendary Italian performance brand De Tomaso, at one time a Formula One constructor and maker of some tasty sports cars like the Pantera and Mangusta, recently came close to a revival when earlier this decade a group led by a former Fiat exec bought the rights and announced plans for some new cars. Unfortunately, the plans went sour and the fate of the brand, which dates back to 1959, once again fell into the unknown. DON'T MISS: 2016 McLaren Sports Series Spy Shots (With Spider Convertible) Fast forward to today and it’s been revealed that the rights to the De Tomaso brand have been...

  • De Tomaso Pantera
    De Tomaso Pantera Makes A Great Noise: Video

    What better way to liven up your day than with the deep growl of a De Tomaso Pantera. The classic mid-engined Italian two-seater makes some noise for your listening pleasure in this short clip from AutoEmotionenTV. In bright green, it also looks as good as it sounds. The Pantera was one of the...

  • 1971 De Tomaso Pantera Jay Leno's Garage screencap
    Jay Leno drives a De Tomaso Pantera

    Not every Italian supercar has a horse or bull on its badge. For those who can't afford a Ferrari or Lamborghini, or who just want to walk a different path, the De Tomaso Pantera is a relatively affordable way into the mid-engined supercar club. MUST SEE: Ferrari 360 Modena Crashes Down Steep...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept
    ATS Acquires Rights To Fellow Italian Brand De Tomaso: Report

    There have been several attempts to revive once proud Italian sports car manufacturer De Tomaso, and now it looks like there’s set to be another. Most recently, a former Fiat manager acquired the rights to the brand and even unveiled a concept in 2011. The plans went sour and a new buyer was...

  • Ring Brothers ADRNLN De Tomaso Pantera, 2013 SEMA Show
    Ring Brothers Pantera Gets Adrenaline Pumping At SEMA 2013

    The floor of the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas is usually full of modified muscle cars, but it's rare to see a vintage Italian supercar given the same treatment. However, thanks to well-known muscle car customizers Mike and Jim Ring (a.k.a. the Ring Brothers), a 1971 De Tomaso Pantera given the...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept
    Could BMW Be Interested In Buying De Tomaso?

    Once proud Italian sports car manufacturer De Tomaso has had a rough year. In February, it looked like the firm had attracted a Chinese buyer, and that construction of the De Tomaso SLS would soon begin at a former Pininfarina plant outside of Turin. Then came word that the deal with Car Luxury...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept

    Just days after news that Italian automaker DeTomaso had filed for bankruptcy comes word that its chairman, Gian Mario Rossignolo, was arrested on allegations that some $9.2 million in public funds were used inappropriately in a botched turnaround effort. Rossignolo purchased the rights to the De Tomaso name in 2009, after the company's 2004 liquidation. Reuters reports that Rossignolo was arrested with two others, including the former head of De Tomaso’s human resource department and a man described as a “financial intermediary.” Investigators are looking into whether a...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept
    De Tomaso Files For Bankruptcy, Again

    Despite the grand visions of its latest owner, former Fiat executive Gian Mario Rossignolo, legendary Italian sports car brand De Tomaso has announced it has filed for bankruptcy. The announcement comes after a long period of uncertainty and a failed attempt to secure a Chinese buyer for the...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) Concept
    De Tomaso Sold To Chinese Investment Firm

    One year ago, legendary Italian marque De Tomaso, rejuvenated by former Fiat exec Gian Mario Rossignolo and his family, unveiled the peculiar SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan) concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. Many questioned why a brand famous for building exotic sports cars would suddenly venture into...

  • Modern De Tomaso Pantera prototype
    De Tomaso Pantera Prototype Spotted Outside Factory: Video

    At March’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, a rejuvenated De Tomaso, now run by former Fiat exec Gian Mario Rossignolo and his family, presented the controversial SLS luxury crossover concept and announced production of not just one but three distinct new models. These were to include a new crossover...

  • De Tomaso Pantera
    Reborn De Tomaso Pantera To Appear At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show?

    The De Tomaso Pantera is the car credited with putting the Italian marque on the map--if only briefly. Having been in production from 1971 all the way up to the early 1990s, the Pantera could be found in showrooms all across the globe and even ended up in the garage of rock legend Elvis Presley. In...

  • 2011 De Tomaso SLC Concept
    2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: De Tomaso SLC Concept

    The last we heard of legendary Italian marque De Tomaso, reports were claiming that a former Fiat exec by the name of Gian Mario Rossignolo was trying to resurrect it and was seeking a production facility in Italy to build a new range of sports cars under the brand. It appears those previous...

  • De Tomaso Pantera

    Exactly one year ago we reported about a plan by former Fiat exec Gian Mario Rossignolo to revive legendary Italian marque De Tomaso for three brand new sports cars. Today we have news that Rossignolo’s newly established De Tomaso is looking to purchase an unprofitable production facility located in Sicily from Fiat--and he has the backing of the Italian government. The information comes from Italy's Minister for Economic Development, Paolo Romani, who spoke recently with Automotive News. De Tomaso said in a statement that it was looking to revive the plant with the "utmost commitment"...

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    Fiat Exec To Revive De Tomaso Name For Three New Cars

    The legendary Italian marque De Tomaso may be revived if former Fiat exec Gian Mario Rossignolo is successful with his plans. In 2003, MG took over the label to secure a production facility for a new sports car but the plans went bust and Tomaso closed its doors just one year later. Rossignolo...

  • Italy’s Tomaso set for a revival
    Italy’s Tomaso Set For A Revival

    The legendary Italian marque De Tomaso may be revived if a group of American and Chinese investors have their way. In 2003, MG took over the label to secure a production facility for a new sports car but the plans went bust and Tomaso closed its doors just one year later. A new group of investors...

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