• Dec 30th 2011 at 11:01AM
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The world would be a much happier place with a little more De Tomaso Mangusta. The Pantera predecessor featured sexy Italian styling, Ford V8 power and properly scary handling. Only 401 units were built between 1967 and 1971, making the gull-wing machine a proper unicorn for any collector of Italian absurdities.

One designer and illustrator has taken it upon himself to envision what a modern interpretation of the Mangusta might look like. The result is the Mangusta Legacy. Maxime de Keiser wanted to preserve the vehicle's low-slung, wide stance and give the Legacy an "impression of wild ferocity."

We like the sound of that.

The illustrator's design sketches and renderings look top notch. With its aggressive side air inlets, fiercely-raked windshield and pop-up rear wing, the machine looks like it could roll off of a production line any second. We dig it. Head over to CarBodyDesign for a closer look.

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      Andy Smith
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it! I had a '72 Pantera in the early '80's. Most fun you can have with your clothes on. ;-)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andy Smith
        learned to drive stick on that ZF gated 5 speed.
      Get Squirly
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see a Lamborghini without the douchebag. I like it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Need to see it in a James Bond movie, Yea !!
      • 3 Years Ago
      the very first thought that came to my mind when i saw the photo was holy crap.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see it's ties with the original, but I keep thinking Lambo with a hint of DeLorean. Either way, it'd be amazing to see this made! Looks a lot better than the many offerings from the random supercar makers that pop up nowadays.
      • 3 Years Ago
      One of the best designs I have ever seen.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow! Just beautifully bad-ass.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't forget about the Qvale Mangusta http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qvale_Mangusta
        • 3 Years Ago
        Oh, we want to forget it, believe me!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definate Delorean reincarnation!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Nothing DMC about it how do I know I used to own one total headach.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks awesome but won't the headlights be blocked at night??
        • 3 Years Ago
        The original mangusta looked like they were blocked too, but if you were at the right height you could see they were unobstructed. Who knows, but I'm sure the optics gurus could come up with a half-moon shape that projected light decently.
      Soccer Mom
      • 3 Years Ago
      The DeLorean of 2010s.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Soccer Mom
        How does it look like a delorean other than the silver? Not seeing it at all. I'm looking at a mangusta model on my desk right now, and I see a lot of the design cues pulled from it. The hood, the grill, the partially hidden headlights, etc. When I look at a delorean I see none of these things, which leads me to believe you don't know what you are talking about.
          Eric G
          • 3 Years Ago
          Its a Delorean that had sex with a Lambo, duh!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like a BMW i8.
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