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DE TOMASO CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A NEW MODEL, THE P72

















The new De Tomaso P72 was unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed, in celebration of the company's 60th anniversary.

The buyout of De Tomaso by Ideal Team Ventures (ITV) in 2014 helped the Italian manufacturer to reach its 60th anniversary. To celebrate, the historic sports car maker revealed the De Tomaso P72.

Designer, Jowyn Wong, who also designed the Apollo IE – which is likewise owned by ITV – has given the P72 a retro-modern take of the original P70 racing car of the 1960s, with flowing lines and beautiful interior. The underpinnings, too, are taken from the Apollo, which uses an all-carbon chassis, and, according to the co-founder of Wyn Design, Jakub Jodlowski, will house both a V8 and V12.

The latter, a bespoke 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V12 from the Apollo IE, will likely be the source, and is said to feature a manual transmission, unlike the show car which sported a sequential gearbox.

Just 72 units of the new De Tomaso will be built and, unlike the original P70, the P72 will be road legal. The approximate price is 750,000 Euros and is taking aim at rivals such as the Pagani Huayra and forthcoming Ferrari SF90 Stradale. Joe Macari Performance Cars in London is taking ‘soft deposits’ from potential customers to secure their car now.


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