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ARES Design Project Panther Brings De Tomaso Pantera Into The 21st Century 12
Posted by Brad Anderson in ARES Design, De Tomaso, new cars, Reports on 12 12th, 2017

ARES Design has just revealed the first images and details of its upcoming supercar, codenamed ‘Project Panther’.

The Italian coachbuilder is the brain child of Dany Bahar, the Swiss businessman best known for his controversial time as chief executive of Lotus. With Project Panther, the company wants to create a modern interpretation of the De Tomaso Pantera.

Powering the vehicle is the same 5.2-liter V10 engine, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and all-wheel drive system as the Lamborghini Huracan, expected to deliver the same 602 hp. Additionally, Project Panther uses the same aluminum and carbon fiber chassis as the Huracan and promises to be every bit as fast.

While the car’s underpinnings may be all Lamborghini, the exterior is something unique and to our eyes, absolutely gorgeous. Perfectly combining retro design elements with modern flair, the Project Panther includes LED daytime running lights, pop-up headlights, a small front grille, and a low engine cover clad in carbon fiber.

Discussing the car, Bahar said it will be built at the company’s new manufacturing facility in Modena.

“We started ARES three years ago with unprecedented demand to work on the personalisation of clients’ cars, and have satisfied well over 200 customers with unique interiors, exterior design elements, bodywork engineering and performance upgrades. Our new Modena facility allows us to move above and beyond this normal personalisation service, bringing together new design and engineering technologies, teams of skilled craftsmen, and passionate experts who have joined us from local supercar businesses.”

ARES Design claims that the car is currently undergoing design, aerodynamic, and crash-test engineering assessment before reaching the hands of customers in the second half of 2018. Pricing details have yet to be announced.


Having A De Tomaso Pantera As A Company Car Is Winning In Life 28
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Classics, De Tomaso, De Tomaso Videos, video on 08 28th, 2017

Forget about your boring, grey four-door anonymous box on wheels, company cars don’t come more special than this 1972 De Tomaso Pantera.
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De Tomaso’s Last Concept Would Make A Great Addition To Your Living Room 13
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, De Tomaso, De Tomaso Concepts on 08 13th, 2017

Automakers come and go from Italy's “supercar valley” – the area between Modena and Bologna that's home today to Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, and Pagani. From 1959 through the 1990s, that included De Tomaso as well.
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Unrestored 1973 DeTomaso Pantera Needs Some TLC 9
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, Classics, De Tomaso, Galleries on 04 9th, 2017

If you like classic Italian supercars but can't quite swing a Ferrari or a Lamborghini from the 70's, a DeTomaso Pantera might be able to help you lick your wounds.
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Forget About A De Tomaso Revival And Give Us This Pantera GT5 22
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Classics, De Tomaso on 03 22nd, 2017

With all the exotic automakers that have come and gone over the years, it'd be all too easy to forget about De Tomaso. But not everyone has. In fact there was a concerted effort to revive the marque just a few years ago.
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Get Yourself This Awesome DeTomaso Pantera While You Can 26
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Classics, De Tomaso, Galleries on 12 26th, 2016

The holiday season is here and some really lucky dude will get one of the best presents ever: this beautiful 1972 DeTomaso Pantera.
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Is A 1974 De Tomaso Pantera GTS America Worth $249,000? [134 Pics + Video] 20
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Classics, De Tomaso, De Tomaso Videos, Galleries, used cars, video on 08 20th, 2016

Is a barely used, fully documented, Ford V8-powered De Tomaso Pantera GTS America from the mid-seventies worth more than a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan?
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You Can’t Get Something Cheaper And More Exotic Than A Qvale Mangusta 11
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Classics, De Tomaso, used cars on 07 11th, 2016

If you think that owning a car manufactured in less than 300 units will drain your bank account, take a look at this Qvale Mangusta.
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De Tomaso SLC Official Photos Released 28
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, De Tomaso, De Tomaso SLC, Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina factory, premium large crossover concept, sedan, SLC, Sport Luxury Sedan, sports coupe on 02 28th, 2011

De Tomaso has come up with the first details and photographs of the De Tomaso SLC. The vehicle is to be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor show. The premium large crossover concept of De Tomaso, known as the SLS (Sport Luxury Sedan), is yet to get its real name tag. The SLS features two power options such as a 550-hp V-8 and a 300-hp V-6 in addition to all-wheel drive.

De Tomaso SLC
De Tomaso SLC1
De Tomaso SLC2

The company also made it clear that they want to launch two more models, namely, a sports coupe and a sedan. These models, according to the manufacturer, will be released later. The company plans to produce 3,000 units of the sedan and 2,000 units of that of the coupe model per year.

Well, in case of the SLS, production is set to begin in 2011 itself, producing 3000 units per year. It has been learnt that the cars will be built at De Tomaso Automobili SpA plant, a former Pininfarina factory near Turin and in the Livorno factory.