De Tomaso is officially back in business, as the iconic Italian carmaker reveals its new P72 sportscar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in celebration of the marque’s 60th anniversary.
The rebirth of De Tomaso follows its 2014 buyout by Ideal Team Ventures (ITV), an investment group that also owns Italian manufacturer Apollo.
Precise mechanical details have yet to be disclosed, however, the P72 rides on the same platform as the Apollo Intensa Emozione (IE) hypercar, which draws power from a 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V12.
According to De Tomaso, the P72 pays homage to the historic P70 racecar from the 1960s, however, unlike its spiritual predecessor, the P72 will be road legal.
It seems De Tomaso took a page out of Pagani’s book for the P72 interior.
The vehicle borrows the Apollo IE’s all carbon chassis, but adopts a long and flowing body design reminiscent of classic Italian racing cars.
Specifications are scarce, although De Tomaso has confirmed that the car will be produced with a manual gearbox.
The cabin takes on a bare-bones, yet luxurious design, with an array of chrome-bezzled analogue dials, tan leather upholstery and an exposed aluminium pedal box.
A total of 72 units will be produced, with the starting price estimated to be around €750,000 ($A1.2 million).
The production schedule remains unclear, however, the company is already accepting deposits.
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