The De Tomaso Turbo Is Not At All What You're Picturing

A good old Pantera with a blown Cleveland V8, right? Well, not quite, as Alejandro de Tomaso had something much more economical on his mind in 1982. The answer to the Oil Crisis was nothing less than a turbocharged, Bertone-bodied pocket rocket they simply called the De Tomaso Turbo. Oh, and it had a three cylinder… » 1/02/13 1:40pm 1/02/13 1:40pm

Italian Exotic Carmaker De Tomaso For Sale

When we heard the latest offering from beloved-but-never-great Italian automaker was relaunching with a crossover we said they'd be "better off dead." Looks like we got our wish. The automaker is in the process of liquidation and looking for partners. » 5/11/12 9:00am 5/11/12 9:00am

For $88,500, Me Gusta Mangusta

On Monday, when you heard Mangusta, and then saw the Qvale, I guess it was a little like expecting the finest pasta primavera, and then getting served Sbarro. To make up for that, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mangusta is the real deal. The question is, does its price mean you'd be getting served? » 10/14/11 8:00am 10/14/11 8:00am

De Tomaso back to life with SLC crossover, better off dead

Of all the defunct car companies, De Tomaso holds a special place in my heart for its often strange combination of American muscle and often strange but always glorious Italian styling (see Pantera and Mangusta). Someone must have stolen my dream journal, because they're bringing it back as a CROSSOVER! » 2/10/11 12:30pm 2/10/11 12:30pm

The Island That Rust Forgot Attracts Vast Swarm Of Italian Iron

One day after the big Park Street Auto Show, the All-Italian Car And Motorcycle Show takes place just across town. No way could I resist a middle-school playground packed with weird Fiats! » 10/17/09 5:00pm 10/17/09 5:00pm