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The De Tomaso Deauville concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show to mostly disappointed reactions. Even if it wasn't a re-dressed Cadillac SRX, it would be tough for anything to live up to the spectacular and long-running Pantera that DeTomaso is most commonly known for.

If you're concerned that the new De Tomaso will descend the rat hole of unattractive milquetoast cars, fear not! The Pantera will be back. According to Pistonheads, De Tomaso will bring a new Pantera to the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. No further details are forthcoming, but it's a glimmer of hope for enthusiasts.

[Source: Pistonheads | Photo: dave_28ca via Wikimedia Commons ]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Hope it will take styling cues from the original.
        • 3 Years Ago
        And me the original has weathered time very well, the proportions and stance are just perfect from every angle. The only 'fly in the ointment' was probably the later models with the huge 'Countach' style rear wing but 5 minutes with a spanner should sort out that slight blemish.

        Italian styling, thumping a great big lump of Detroit's finest and excellent mid engined handling, what more could a bloke ask for, other than a nymphomaniac gymnast as a wife?
        • 3 Years Ago
        hopefully they'll play it smart and stick the new coyote engine in it
        • 3 Years Ago
        Agreed, the original Pantera is one of the best looking cars of all time. I still remember the first time I ever saw one. I was in 4th grade and riding the bus to school. We were at a stop light and a dark red Pantera rolled up next to us. I gawked at it the duration of the light and watched him floor it the second the light turned green. I had no clue what it was until about 10 years later when I saw another Pantera at a small local car show.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Re Dave - I've never driven one but you are probably right, 70's mid engined cars tended to be a bit of a hand full and especially in the wet under braking. Just look at the Lancia Beta Monte Carlo/Scorpion or a Stratos.

        Either way a great looking car and a very simple concept that's begging to be made. I just hope they don't follow the lead of the car they launched at Geneva and instead dig deep into their history book for some inspiration!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dat 544.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny timing. Panteras were the featured car at Cars & Coffee Irvine this morning: http://frank4carsfrank.blogspot.com/2011/03/cars-coffee-3511.html
      • 3 Years Ago
      Look! A Volvo PV 544.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Pantera is what started the whole car thing for me. I lived in Munich as a kid in the late 60s to early 70s and our neighbor had a silver GTS. I was allowed to wash it and get a ride to school every once in a while. Still love the look of the car, minus the ugly US bumpers on the car in the pic.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pleeeaaaseee make this a manual transmission supercar. I am tired of all the supercars that are coming out with a flappy paddle transmission. I don't care that it is a second faster to 60. I will trade that extra second for the driver involvement and pleasure that only a three pedal manual can bring.
      CONRAD FELTRO
      • 3 Years Ago
      I HOPE THE NEW 2011 PANTERA WILL HAVE THE SAME OR BETTER STATUS WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT "DE TOMASO PANTERA 1971" (EXO-ROD) ; FOLLOWED BY "LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH 1974" (SUPER EXOTIC" . THIS TIME MAYBE IT WILL HAVE A SIMILAR OR CLOSE LOOK OF A LAMBORGHINI "REVENTON" AND A HEART OF A "FORD GT/GT-40" . THIS WOULD BE GLORIOUS & SWEET - ALOHA !
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Assisted my son in the restoration of one of those rust buckets. Very quick straight ahead,
      but don,t try to turn it. At that time, my 4 cyl Fiero was a lot more fun
      • 3 Years Ago
      I welcome my old friend back! In 1974 I bought a Pantera...silver....and raced around my sleepy town..at that time. Overland park, KS I'll buy one! Bill
      • 3 Years Ago
      They better get a diferent designer than whoever penned the D'OHville.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the idea of De Tomaso more than the company itself. They look really good (well not some of the recent stuff), but they were undrivable (Mangusta) or horrendously unreliable (all of them). They were also incredibly unsuccessful in F1 and other forms of motorsport.

      When it comes down to it I think the best things about the company are the actual product names. Who wouldn't love to hear "Would the owner of the De Tomaso Mangusta please move their car?"
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