With over 7,000 copies sold of the De Tomaso Pantera is the most successful model of the Italian sports car manufacturer from Modena. Was produced, designed by Ghia designer Tom Tjaarda De Tomaso Pantera, the first model generation, in the years 1971 to 1996. In the American auto giant Ford, who wanted to expand its car range to a pushchair, De Tomaso found a strong partner in order to supply the U.S. automotive market. The idea of combining Italian design with American engine technology, proved to be extremely successful. Thus, about 6,000 times the De Tomaso Pantera L was equipped with a 5.7-liter Ford V8 engine (310 hp), alone in the years 1972 to 1974 sold. In addition to L Pantera De Tomaso Pantera GTS brought the model to the market, equipped with black trim and larger wheels. 1974 Ford ended the collaboration with De Tomaso, which the sales of the Pantera plummeted. The De Tomaso Pantera GT5 models and GT5-S, which came to market in 1980 and were revised again nine years later in the design, the final cessation of production of the Pantera in 1996 could not stop unfortunately. 15 years later IAA was presented in Frankfurt a De Tomaso Pantera cars for 2011. The sports car is powered by a 600 hp V8 gasoline engine and show an alternative, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche 911th Since mid-2012, the new car is delivered. Find in this website Italian, American or Japanese sports cars at an affordable price.
The " Pantera" luxury sports car is and will be one of my favorite performance vehicles!
Generally, I don't approve of the wedge-shaped cut "Italians" 70s and this car - not the exception. Though De-Tomaso Panther for me and more beautiful than the Mangusta but something in it still pushes me. According to the characteristics well suited for the role of one of the top road supercars early '70s, a great engine and a very solid power provided Panther is all you need. And the interior, though black, but still interesting and attractive. However, looks are not to my taste.
In my opinion Mangusta is more beautiful, although they are both pretty cute. And about the shape of the body, is a tribute to duck the fashion, many have built this type of machine.
Well, Sharmann, you should add the De Tomaso Pantera Group in March 1980 - it is generally one of the best design cars of the time! at least for me. Or De Tomaso Pantera SI 1990.