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Saturday, July 6, 2019

De Tomaso revived with the stunning P72 supercar

Do you still remember DeTomaso Pantera L? Yes, this is a super car made by the Italian manufacturer De Tomaso which was made between 1967 and 1971 and is quite famous in its time. Unfortunately his aura is now faded due to losing prestige with today's fast cars..
The stunning De Tomaso P72 supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LApNyc)
But don't assume that the De Tomaso car manufacturer will be gone forever. Because recently at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Italian automotive manufacturer was resurrected and succeeded in designing and displaying a new supercar with a modern design to rival the super car scattered on the streets today and named 'De Tomaso P72.'
Left side view of De Tomaso P72 supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LApNyc)
The Italian automotive company was founded by Alejandro de Tomaso more than 60 years ago and has now been revived, after being bought by a Hong Kong-based company called Ideal TeamVenture. And is the same company that bought the German supercar brands Gumpert and changed its name to Apollo. Then Apollo presented a V12 beast named Intensa Emozione.
Interior view of De Tomaso P72 supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LApNyc)
The new De Tomaso P72 is not the spiritual successor of De Tomaso Pantera, the most famous model of De Tomaso. Instead, it pays homage to the P70 prototype racer of 1960s, whch was born of a collaboration between the De Tomaso founder, Alejandro de Tomaso and Carroll Shelby, but unfortunately only raced once and stopped on the opening lap at the 1966 Mugello Grand Prix. The P70 featured a body penned by Peter Brock and now some of the lines have made the transition through time to grace the modern P72.
A bespoke carbon fiber monocoque structure of De Tomaso P72 supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LApNyc)
And the person responsible for the sexy appearance of the modern P72 is Jowyn Wong from Wyn Design. His goal is to combine modern bodies that are aerodynamically optimized with retro cues that recalling P70. Things like wing mirrors and front emblem cover pay homage to P70, for example. The interior of the P72 is just as beautiful. Polished copper and diamond pattern details adorn the cabin and classically designed switchgear and circular analogue display dials take inspiration from the timeless design themes of the '60s and '70s.

"I had no idea my concept from the mid '60s would in any way be influential to a car being presented today," Brock said after learning of the P72. "My first impressions of the new DeTomaso are all so positive I hardly know where to begin. The exterior form is so well done it invites you to keep walking around, admiring every subtle detail."
Rear side view of De Tomaso P72 supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LApNyc)
All this wrapped around a bespoke carbon fiber monocoque structure, designed to meet Le Mans' prototype safety requirements. Complete technical details will be disclosed later because P72 still has to go through a process of market homologation. De Tomaso said the car would remain largely unchanged, right down to the sweet exposed manual transmission mechanism.

De Tomaso still keep silent about the P72 technical specification. Some assume that this supercar uses a hybrid-turbo-V6-clever-clogs powerplant, or some suggest the P72 could come with a V8 in true De Tomaso spirit or even V12.
And reportedly, these De Tomaso P72 will be made in a very limited number, which is only 72 units. Until now De Tomaso still opens opportunities for those of you who are interested in having this beautiful supercar. And also mentioned this supercar was given a price tag of around €750,000 (around $846,250) and buyers in North America would be served through Miller Motorcars in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Are you interested in having it? If 'yes,' then prepare your money immediately and order now! Don't miss it. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORAUTHORITY | MOTOR1]
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