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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

One of 1980s dream supercars, De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S

Unique ONES For those of you had ever felt life in the 1980s or 1990s, you may still remember the supercars that were hits at that time. Whether it's the Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari 512 Testarossa or any other supercar. Now those cars mentioned above are classified as rare and much sought after, and here's another of the most limited considered as well forgotten ones is the De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S.
De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S along with its GT5 sibling is produced back in the 1980s as a radical refresher to the Pantera design. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
As we all know, this supercar is one of the car variants of the De Tomaso Pantera models that was developed by an Italian automaker based in Modena called De Tomaso Modena SpA. (todays De Tomaso Automobili) ranging of 1971 to 1993.
De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S featured with its new 'wide-body stance,' represented the first significant body redesign of the Pantera since its introduction back in the 1971. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
As quoted of SportsCarDigest, by launching these variants intended to be a radical refresher to the Pantera design that consisting of the Pantera GT5 and GT5-S. Furthermore, the GT5 variant was firstly develop based on the GTS in 1980, followed by the GT5-S variant in 1984.
De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S has an advanced neatly interior upholstered in tan leather and appointed with burlwood trim, black Veglia gauges with green numerics. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Actually both Pantera variants have the same shape, but only slightly differ from their bodywork material (where the GT5 has a fiberglass-made bodywork, while the GT5-S is made of all-stell). Although the racing aura is not as thick as Ferrari or Lamborghini, but the car appeared with a thick Italian style coupled with an American-made Ford V-8 engine capable to make it accelerates from 0 to 100 kph in just 5.5 seconds. 
De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S is powered by an American-made Ford V-8 engine that can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 5.5 seconds. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
With such a tremendous burst of power from an American-made engine and combined with Italian-touches technical capabilities, this car is the right combination for those of you who like high performance classic cars. Plus its slim body and the distinctive appearance of a supercar, and of course it will attract many eyes.
Even though the racing aura of De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S is not as thick as Ferrari or Lamborghini, it feels like the car also really deserves to be one of the iconic supercars of the 1980s. (Picture from: RoadAndTrack)
Especially if you look at the number of units that have been produced by the maker, the De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S is much more worthy of being a collectible item because it only produced 182 units when compared to the Lamborghini Countach which was made in an amount of around 2042 units worldwide. It feels like this car really deserves to be one of the iconic supercars of the 1980s equal to the Lamborghini and Ferrari supercars.
According to BlackXperience, nowadays if it's in good conditions, this 38 years old De Tomaso made supercar could had a price tag of around $239,000 or equivalent to Rp. 3.65 billion. Even though in its hey day, this car used to be marketed for less than $100,000 or only around Rp. 1.5 billion only.😎 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SUPERCARNOSTALGIA | SPORTSCARDIGEST | ROADANDTRACK ]
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