pantera

The De Tomaso dream is over..

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.

Geneva Watch: De Tomaso SLS – the Italian for BMW 5 GT

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?