After numerous announcements, delays and financial problems, the former manufacturer of the mighty Pantera sports car is on the brink of bankruptcy (again), after running up debts of more than 20 million Euros.
There’s a great new addition to the list of ’20-places-to-visit-before-you-die’, following the opening earlier this week of Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena, Italy.
Designed by the late Jan Kaplický and architected by Andrea Morgante’s Shiro Studio, the new EUR14.2m museum is built on the site of Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace, making use of the former nineteenth century house and workshop of Ferrari’s father, with the addition of a new glass-fronted structure that curves around it.
When you hear that Italian car maker De Tomaso is back after a 7 year absence, you’d be forgiven for getting excited by the prospect – after all this is the same marque that gave us the Pantera GTS, a direct competitor in its time to Lamborghini’s Countach. But I’ve felt almost embarrassed to publish the story, less I betray the disappointment that surfaces every time I see pictures of the sensible looking De Tomaso SLS. It’s just not a De Tomaso though, is it?