The De Tomaso Pantera is a sports car produced by the Italian company De Tomaso from 1970 to 1991.
The De Tomaso Pantera inherited the Mangusta’s medium-engined layout and 2,500 mm wheelbase, but instead of the unreliable spine frame it had a steel monocoque frame with front and rear subframes to which were attached double wishbones of fully independent spring suspension.
The first 75 cars imported into the USA by Ford were hand-assembled at the Vignale factory in Turin and featured button-shaped door handles.
Since 1972, in the US the model was available only in Pantera L (“Lusso”) version, equipped with black bumpers across the full width of the body. At the same time, in Europe, besides the basic version Pantera GTS with 350 hp (with increased compression ratio) and black paint of sills, engine cover and boot was offered. In the US, the Pantera GTS was sold only in 1974, but with a conventional engine.
De Tomaso Pantera specs:
- top speed – 259 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 5,2 s
- horsepower – 330 hp
- power density – 209 hp/t
- engine volume – 5763 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1580 kg
De Tomaso Pantera engine:
Under the bonnet, a Ford Cleveland 5.8-litre V8 engine with a single 4-cam carburettor, 330 bhp, was mounted close to the rear seats. Just behind it was a ZF 5-speed manual gearbox, which was supplied from Germany.
De Tomaso Pantera 0 – 100 (De Tomaso Pantera 0 – 60):
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 5.2 seconds.
De Tomaso Pantera top speed:
The top speed reaches 259 kilometres per hour.
De Tomaso Pantera interior:
De Tomaso Pantera price (De Tomaso Pantera for sale):
The car is available from $150000.