Sometimes famous brands die. But only to come back again in the future.
This is exactly what happened to the legendary Italian car brand De Tomaso, founded by Alejandro de Tomaso in 1959. De Tomaso Automobili introduced its first car in 1963. It was the Vallelunga model, capable of speeds of 215 km/h.
The real success came with the appearance of the Mangusta model, introduced in 1966. This car still looks great today, but in those years it made a splash. In total, more than 400 cars were sold, which is an excellent indicator for this class.
Subsequently, the company became famous for such supercars as Pantera and Guara. In addition to sports cars, De Tomaso was engaged in executive class cars - the Deauville sedan and the Longchamp coupe were developed. These models were also quite popular.
However, towards the end of the last century, things did not go well for the company. For some time she still tried to stay afloat, but in 2005 production was finally curtailed. In 2014, the brand was taken over by Ideal Team Ventures from Hong Kong. And so she decided to revive the legendary brand.
On De Tomaso's 60th founding date, a spectacular P72 was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in the style of the company's classic cars. The roadster is the successor to the P70, which Alejandro de Tomaso worked on with Carroll Shelby. However, in the end, their paths diverged, the model was presented as the Ghia De Tomaso Sport 5000, and the Ghia studio participated in its creation.
The only thing known about the technical characteristics of the De Tomaso P72 is that it will be equipped with a V8 petrol engine, a manual transmission and a carbon fiber chassis. Sales will start in 2020, you can pre-order now. It is reported that a total of 72 such cars will be produced, costing 750,000 euros each.