De Tomaso Pantera to Debut at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
The news comes straight out of Germany, from renowned automotive publication Auto Bild, which adds that the rebirth model will sport a 600 horsepower V8 that’s been supercharged, with the block coming from General Motors.
This is very good news as the two-seater was the car De Tomaso was best known in the past. The Italian firm managed to sell a total of 5,500 cars were produced between 1971 and 1991, though we can’t really say if the new one has what it take to sell even a tenth of that figure yet.
There are no official details of the car available right now, but rumors suggest that the Pantera will offer up an aluminum body and a curb weight of abut 1,200 kilograms.
The only De Tomaso car at the moment is the Deauville, which made its debut in Geneva and is a resurrection of a model from 1970s. The five-seater sedan features 2.8-liter turbocharged V6 under the hood producing 300-horsepower and 295 lb.ft. (400 Nm) of torque from 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. The last car to fill the De Tomaso lineup is a large limousine that will be unveiled next year.
We’ll keep you informed if the Italian firm brings any new info on the project before the Frankfurt debut.