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    De Tomaso is back

    relaunch of a myth!

    http://www.classiccar.co.nz/news/7900/de-tomaso-is-back-new-models-by-2011

    The De Tomaso badge has been for sale a while now with no one willing to put up the cash for the once iconic brand. According to new reports that seems to have changed and the legendary Seventies marquee De Tomaso is being resurrected once again. This time by a wealthy Italian industrialist named Gian Mario Rossingnolo. Mr Rossingnolo has already made waves in the auto world by purchasing a Pininfarina factory in which to build the new De Tamasos, after trying (unsuccessfully) to rescue the Bertone brand earlier this year.

    The big question now is what are they going to build. Well, the ambitious plan so far is to build 8,000 aluminum-bodied cars per year. And they are to be prestige cars, to better take advantage of the De Tomaso brand. As for body type, Rossingnolo is planning on a luxury sedan, a coupe and an SUV. If all goes to plan the cars are expected to make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. Here's hoping one named Pantera shows up with Ford's supercharged 5.4-litre V8 mounted behind the driver.

     

     

     


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    I would love to see this myth back on the street!

    The front looks crazy and the lights are very similar from the idea to the ones of the F458!


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    This would be a great car - hopefully it will make it to the market SmileySmileySmiley


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    but hopefully the facelift will be under the body as well.......


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

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    Ehh

    I have seen many Pantera's and I don't get it. What makes this old kit car an icon? It was a kit car with a Ford crate engine. Nothing unique or special. Not particularly good looking.

    I mean it is like the Bugatti name, just a name. No connection whatsoever to the original Bugatti from the 20's and 30's. I have seen a 1927 Bugatti driven to car meet.

    But a Veyron was never touched by Ettore or built by any of the same people,

     

    NOPE, only Porsche, Ferrari, Lambo, Lotus, and Aston have the true mystique and a link to their beginnings with the same factory and an uninterrupted line of craftsman passing on the essence of the name.

    Why not make a Bricklin?


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    racerx:

    Ehh

    I have seen many Pantera's and I don't get it. What makes this old kit car an icon? 

    ... the design Smiley


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    I remember I was 8-9 years old when I fell in love with the De Tomaso Pantera GTS, would love to see it back in modern form


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    Carlos from Spain:

    I remember I was 8-9 years old when I fell in love with the De Tomaso Pantera GTS, would love to see it back in modern form

    Two things I remember about the De Tomaso Panthera:

    1. When still in production, it was advertised in Car & Driver and Road & Track at under US$ 11,000 !!!!!! Smiley  (Can't remember what you could pick up a Ferrari or Lambo for back in those days).

    2: Visited a Swedish race track many years later to see that the local Panthera owners' club had assembled 100 to 200 cars there for the day!
    They must have reimported a considerable percentage of all the cars then still in existence from the USA, because de Tomaso didn't seem to have sold that many of this model here in Europe when it was new. 

     


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    fritz


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    A DeTomaso with Porsche GT2 technology would be just perfect Smiley 


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    Carlos from Spain:

    I remember I was 8-9 years old when I fell in love with the De Tomaso Pantera GTS, would love to see it back in modern form

     

    Same here! All the other boys love the Ferraris. If asked what favorite car I have I always answered "De TOmaso Pantera GTS"!

     


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    Lars997:
    Carlos from Spain:

    I remember I was 8-9 years old when I fell in love with the De Tomaso Pantera GTS, would love to see it back in modern form

     

    Same here! All the other boys love the Ferraris. If asked what favorite car I have I always answered "De TOmaso Pantera GTS"!

     


    Same here. I had it as a dinky toy and it was my favorite one !!Smiley


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    for me it was always the mighty countach....was never really attracted to ferrari's.....


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

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    Lars997: 

    Same here! All the other boys love the Ferraris. If asked what favorite car I have I always answered "De TOmaso Pantera GTS"!

     

     

    Gnil:

    Same here. I had it as a dinky toy and it was my favorite one !!Smiley

     

    I remeber I had a collection of sportcar cards (like baseball cards in US but I preffered sportcars Smiley) and my favorite one was the Tomaso Pantera GTS! beer.gif


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    I love this smiley Carlos! beer.gif


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    you mean you would like to do now what the smiley is doing? maybe we should place it in the forum smileys list 


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    Carlos from Spain:

    you mean you would like to do now what the smiley is doing? maybe we should place it in the forum smileys list 

    I think it would get a lot of use. Smiley


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    Carlos from Spain:

    you mean you would like to do now what the smiley is doing? maybe we should place it in the forum smileys list 

    almost - I mean this smiley IS ME! Smiley


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    Carlos from Spain:

    you mean you would like to do now what the smiley is doing? maybe we should place it in the forum smileys list 

     SmileyDone


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    Eunice:
    Carlos from Spain:

    you mean you would like to do now what the smiley is doing? maybe we should place it in the forum smileys list 

     SmileyDone

     Smiley


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    cool


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    Careful with that smiley though! use with moderation!

    1x

    3x =

    6x =

    9x = throwup.gif  

     

    SmileySmiley


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    Carlos from Spain:

    Careful with that smiley though! use with moderation!

     throwup.gif  

     You are right, of course. Smiley

    If it were not for the danger of serious "emoticon inflation", I would also be inclined to start a motion that this latest one (blue pukeface Smiley) also be added to our standard suite. Smiley


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    fritz


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    Carlos from Spain:

    Careful with that smiley though! use with moderation!

    1x

    3x =

    6x =

    9x = throwup.gif  

     

    SmileySmiley

     

    this is super!


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    intouch1:

    for me it was always the mighty countach....was never really attracted to ferrari's.....

    Me too. The Countach was my dream car for many years.


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    Carlos from Spain:

    Careful with that smiley though! use with moderation!

    1x

    3x =

    6x =

    9x = throwup.gif  

     

    SmileySmiley

     looooooooooool great one carlos!!! SmileySmileySmileySmiley  or 5xSmiley


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