Do you remember De Tomaso, the renowned European manufacturers of the legendary Pantera supercar? As many diehard Ford fans could probably tell you, it was Ford who provided the high-powered engines that this car used throughout its run from 1971 to 1993.


Now, the famous Italian automaker has decided to move its headquarters to the United States, and it is once again turning to the Blue Oval brand for power and performance parts.


De Tomaso CEO Ryan Berris has recently claimed that his company is currently in negotiations to secure a 50,000 square foot building in Detroit. According to Berris, De Tomaso has a partnership in place with Ford on which it will rely for early powertrain development.


De Tomaso has been off the U.S. automarket since the late 1970s, but production on the all-new De Tomaso P72 is scheduled to begin in 2022. If the company is able to maintain this schedule despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it would make the P72 the first De Tomaso vehicle ever produced in the United States.


Power for the next-generation supercar will come from the supercharged 5.0L Coyote V8, a monstrous Ford engine that is expected to produce between 700 and 750 horsepower. This engine will come strapped to a six-speed manual transmission that will be responsible for delivering the power.


According to recent reports, only 72 models of the De Tomaso P72 will be produced, all of which have already been spoken for.


The incredible P72 may be just out of reach for the general public, but fans of unlimited Ford power can still get their hands on a variety of exceptional models right here at Haldeman Ford East Windsor.

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