What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mangusta not much as it was a De Tomaso, Qvale and even an MG. We’ll just see if this silver snake killer can have you naming your own price.
So I just heard that Leonard Cohen died. That’s a nice little pre-masticated pickle to stab onto the colossal shit hoagie that’s been 2016, isn’t it? With that and all the recent well-discussed bullshit of which we’re all aware, it seems like time for another inspirational trunk to lift our spirits. Ladies and…
The latest news in the never-ending saga of De Tomaso’s rebirth is its reported sale to a Swiss holding company that plans to bring a two-door, mid-engine sports car to market. Maybe something like the rendering above, which Henrik Fisker drew up late last year.
Henrik Fisker is back in action after the fall of his namesake and the launch of the 725-hp, carbon fiber-bodied Galpin Rocket. So what's next? A design for De Tomaso, the defunct sports car company that – last we checked – still didn't have a pulse.
The Maserati Shamal was introduced to the public on December 16, 1989, so literally ten days after Santa Claus and eight days before Baby Jesus. It doesn't get more last minute 80s than that.
Before driving one, I had a very clear image in my head of what I was sure driving a Detomaso Pantera would be like. Fortunately I'm the kind of person who, with enough phone calls, can hook up something like that, so we found two of them for a comparison test. They are less than three years apart, but couldn't be…
[I now have a new favorite over-the-top press picture, courtesy of DeTomaso.]
Today in Italian supercar news that will definitely come true and isn't vaporware at all, ATS bought DeTomaso and is definitely planning on building cars that will totally exist and be built.
The DeTomaso Pantera was a simple premise - Italian midengine supercar design with a powertrain that can be serviced at a Ford dealer. But what was it like to drive?
Pagani wasn't the first carmaker to build a Zonda. Car Design News has a great recap right here on the 1971 De Tomaso Zonda concept.
The supercar business is tough. Designing a new model from the ground up takes a lot of time, and even if the company gets the mechanics and the technology from one of the big guys, development and testing will cost a lot of money. Building unique bodies is very labor intensive, low volume keeps component prices high,…
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…
Crawling around behind-the-curtains at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, one of the first cars I noticed was a bright yellow De Tomaso Pantera. But this wasn't any Italo-American exotic. It was Elvis Presley's Pantera and it has the bullet holes from The King's revolver to prove it. Here's how they got…
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?
The original Mangusta was named after the one animal that was brave enough to stand up to the deadly Cobra. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Qvale Mangusta sports a Cobra engine, but will it price make you say Qvale who?
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender is rarer than an honest politician, more international than Angelina Jolie's adopted brood, and has an interior with more leather than Sturgis in August. All good things those, but is it's price also more than you can take?
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.
It’s rare to see this ‘60s gem of Argentine-American-Italian supercar design out in the wild, and it’s not hard to see why: the 5.0-liter Ford V8 turns the cabin into a furnace, you can’t see a thing out back, and the car’s weight distribution suggests it’s a love child of an anvil and a male peacock’s tail feather.