Let us tell you how this works, De Tomaso: First you give us the supercar, then you dilute the brand with crossovers and city cars and such. Got it? Just ask Porsche or Aston Martin. Oh never mind – we'll just take the sportscar now.

Half a year after reviving the brand, inexplicably, with the Deauville concept, rumor has it that De Tomaso is getting ready to unveil a Pantera successor at September's upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new supercar – which revives the nameplate of the 70s classic pictured above – is said to weigh less than 1,200 kilograms (2,645 pounds), which, coupled to a 600-horsepower Chevrolet Corvette V8, ought to dial-in some blistering performance.

The spy video we brought you a couple of months ago certainly looked – and sounded – promising, but we'll have to wait until September to see how the finished product turns out.


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      weksos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Boo to the Chevy power, give me a Blue Oval Coyote V8!
      Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wait what? Chevy motor? Why? Come on build it like the original with a Ford motor. Supercharged 5.4, Coyoty 5.0, or even an Ecoboost v6!!
      GearheadGeek
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's hoping the design is much more on the level of the sexy older "real De Tomaso" projects like the Pantera, and less like the awful spud that eventually wasn't even named a De Tomaso but a "Qvale Mangusta." I always wondered if it didn't end up as a De Tomaso because it was just too horrible.
        brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GearheadGeek
        The Mangusta started out as a DeTomaso, but the company went broke and was bought out by Kjell Qvale who owns British Motors here in San Francisco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qvale
      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      My son restored one of these rust buckets 25 yrs ago. Great dragster, lousy on the corners. Would like to fondle the new one.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      With supercar makers of the early 21st century continuing the horsepower/outrageous pricetag wars, new makers (even Mexico!) popping up all the time, and now old school makers being revived....is the world economy not as bad as everyone thinks, or are the rich just getting richer.. Beyond that, the Pantera was always one of my favorites, but mostly for the name alone.
        GearheadGeek
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        The potential customers for supercars are the ones whose income has been steadily increasing, not us normal folks whose real incomes are shrinking. Sounds like a new catch-phrase... Pantera Plutocrat.
        Making11s
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        The rich are getting richer.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      junkyard9
      • 3 Years Ago
      That video is a bit disappointing. The car in it is very generic (though obviously camouflaged to an extent.) No lie, the original wasn't the least generic looking car, but it was beautiful. Part of what makes it work so well is those giant rear tires. I'd live if the new one kept similar there, keeping the look of something big and angry, but I suppose we're just getting more p-zeros.
      CONRAD FELTRO
      • 3 Years Ago
      I LOVE PANTERAS, "EXOTIC" IN THE "NASCAR" TERRITORY; ALOHA !!!
      rc_car_nut
      • 3 Years Ago
      Some of my most favorite things are pink but not that car........
      from401
      • 3 Years Ago
      Haha, awesome way to begin an article.
      David
      • 3 Years Ago
      Shoulda kept with a Ford engine
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      retro look: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GEgDdei8wN8/TXRy8DE7HzI/AAAAAAAAED4/nUIJyvkqKPQ/s1600/PanteraRechopYellow.jpg
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