De Tomaso Pantera
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 Project 1. First previewed in 2018 as the Project Panther concept, the Project 1 is a coach-built creation based on the bones of the Lamborghini Huracan. And if you're thinking the design looks familiar, that's because it is a modern interpretation of the De Tomaso Pantera, hence the original Project...
De Tomaso to return with help from Apollo?
Dormant Italian performance marque De Tomaso could be about to make a return. A camouflaged car referred to as the Project P and resembling a De Tomaso Pantera was spotted last week in Geneva driving together with an Apollo IE supercar. The same people behind Apollo, Consolidated Ideal TeamVenture...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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...Stephen Edelstein
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
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 the U.S. the car was sold though Ford’s premium Lincoln dealerships and featured, at one point, the Blue Oval’s 351 Cleveland V-8 engine. Sadly, the oil crisis of the 1970s and the dismal quality of some earlier models led to Ford cutting its ties with De Tomaso and the Pantera ending...