ATS Buys De Tomaso, New Pantera Planned

1972 De Tomaso Pantera 1 photo
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Italian automaker De Tomaso could be relaunched in the near future after ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport) has purchased the rights to the brand, Autoblog reveals.
Quoting exclusive information provided by ATS, our source says De Tomaso is being prepared for a market relaunch with brand new vehicles vehicles that could “share platforms and other technologies with ATS models”. First on the list is obviously a modern Pantera, which could ride on a ATS 2500 GT platform, but specific details will be revealed later this month.

Founded in 1959 in Modena, De Tomaso became famous after launching the V8-powered Mangusta and Pantera mid-engined supercars. Other notable De Tomaso vehicles included the Vallelunga and the Deauville, the latter a four-door sedan aimed at Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.

As a brief reminder, ATS is a F1 team founded by former Ferrari engineers in the early 1960s. It lasted only two years, but was revived in 2012 as a lightweight sportscar manufacturer.

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