De Tomaso back from the dead

De Tomaso back from the dead

De Tomaso Pantera new fq

The De Tomaso badge has been for sale a while now with no one willing to stump 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.

De Tomaso Pantera new fq

The De Tomaso badge has been for sale a while now with no one willing to stump 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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