Truth be told, automakers stage many of the photos passed off as "spy shots." Like when a videographer just happens to have his camera pointed at the front gates of DeTomaso when a black, low-slung car rumbles through.

Following DeTomasto's graceless SLC, the Italian revival has promised something more soulful to carry the Pantera name. It's hard to get a good look at where DeTomaso's going here, but at least in general shape and engine sound, it appears heading on a more correct path.