Dormant Italian efficiency marque De Tomaso is ready for revival, 60 years after the model’s founding by Alejandro de Tomaso. The revival will happen on July four on the 2019 Goodwood Pageant of Velocity in the UK, the place a brand new automotive code-named Challenge P might be unveiled.
Operating the present is Ultimate TeamVenture, the identical Hong Kong-based firm that purchased German supercar marque Gumpert and turned it into Apollo. Apollo’s first mannequin is the V-12 beast that’s the Intensa Emozione, so you realize De Tomaso is in good fingers.
Apollo Intensa Emozione
New teaser photographs of the upcoming Challenge P trace at a contemporary interpretation of the De Tomaso Pantera, arguably De Tomaso’s most well-known mannequin. Making the Pantera the main target of the revival is a great transfer, because the automotive was one of many supercar stars of the 1970s. That includes knife-edged bodywork from designer Tom Tjaarda and a V-Eight from Ford, the automotive proved to be a formidable mixture of Italian fashion and American muscle and thus garnered worldwide fame. Even Elvis had one.
However De Tomaso had many different achievements. Very similar to Pagani of right this moment, the corporate’s founder was born in Argentina however moved to Italy, the place he grew to become a racing driver and competed in two Formulation One World Championships earlier than beginning De Tomaso. The corporate would finally assist develop an F1 automotive for Frank Williams Racing Automobiles, the workforce Frank Williams based earlier than he began the present Willians F1 workforce. De Tomaso even owned Maserati briefly.
De Tomaso brand
The unique incarnation of De Tomaso went underneath in 2004, only a yr after the demise of the model’s founder. There have been earlier makes an attempt to revive it however the newest seems to be to be essentially the most credible.
“Alejandro’s journey was by no means correctly advised and we really feel his identify needs to be generally acknowledged amongst greats equivalent to Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini,” De Tomaso Basic Supervisor Ryan Berris stated in a press release. “When the brand new automotive debuts this summer season, not solely will one other particular car be added to the model’s heritage, however the story will lastly be advised.”