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De Tomaso Pantera Can Get Back Over Gallardo's Base

 De Tomaso Pantera Can Get Back Over Gallardos Base
De Tomaso Panthera Concept

Clear Candidate to Resurrect

Most people that nowadays dream of having a De Tomaso Pantera must wait for a used one to reach the market. If any does get there, prices could be as high as US$ 100,000. What if you could have a modern version of this famous De Tomaso, built over a reliable and fast structure, such as the Lamborghini Gallardo’s? Well, if the designer Stefan Schulze manages to sell his idea to any investor, you might be able to do buy your Panthera (with an H) someday.

The De Tomaso Panthera Concept, as we have already told you, is a project based on the Lamborghini Gallardo’s platform, or else, it would have a V10 engine, 4WD system and a unique style, what would make this machine an easy target for wealthy buyers that want an exclusive piece of machinery. And, as we all know, they are not so few.

The sad part is that, with a Lamborghini Gallardo platform, the Panthera would cost much more than the original vehicle. And, considering the inherited capabilities this car would have, the additional price would be worth it.

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Alex_011
I really like old Pantheras, but this one, hmmmm...no, no, no, not enough good...
Apr 4, 2008 12:16 am
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MiracleWhipp
i would still rather have the original...
Apr 3, 2008 6:48 pm
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MiracleWhipp
expensive kit car. but based on a good one.
Apr 3, 2008 6:48 pm
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norther
i remember when i was small i had cards, with cars. and i was playing with my mates. and i remember i had a few red DeTomatos...i just could't lose those cars, they were so dear to me. so when they stoped making them, i thought it was game over. i just didn't heard a thing about de tomaso for i dont know how many years. and now...now, this. incredible...they are back. it's stupendous, it's great, it's colossal...it's new. neautiful and high-tech. i dont care about the AWD. maybe it'll have a diff, and move the power down to the rear, to satisfy the weirdos like Bremen_Koenigsegg (and etc)...but even if not, it will be, immensly...beautiful
Apr 3, 2008 12:04 am
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radmeister
Should have been built on the ford gt body and frame they look very similarly proportioned. I think the gallardo body frame should be reserved for the glorious comeback of the Miura but with a V12 :)
Mar 31, 2008 11:26 pm
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conradtestamark
NO!!?it should not build on the ford gt body and frame!Iam very happy they pick the right frame and the right engine to built the pantra and the mangusta on with a v10-v12 4wd lamborghini gallardo platform.Iam so and very happy ha!ha!!lolol
Jul 16, 2014 10:53 pm
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unknownuser
Very pretty!
Mar 31, 2008 8:12 pm
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joelynn
The Gallardo does seem an odd choice. What about co-developing with the new Lotus Esprit, then we'd get 2 70's/80's legends for the price of one
Mar 31, 2008 12:27 pm
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zfh
the design needs to be spiced up a little ,looks like the DMC , and with the v 10 engine and platform of the gallardo ,i think we,re just expecting a new lambo with a different body shape, so nothing new at all! a soulless car!
Mar 31, 2008 8:52 am
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maddawg0
Looks like an old school lambo from the 70's.... for like 30 minutes i couldnt put my finger on it till now
Mar 31, 2008 7:10 am
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_M7_
I just dont like a "de tomaso gallardo" a lambo whit diferent body its soules...just a comercial car think in F40 when you think in cars, you can have many hp but just be another modify car or mabye think in TVR Sagaris, you dont need butons for drive it
Mar 31, 2008 3:24 am
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joseferreira
Looks like de old DMC DeLorean :)
Mar 31, 2008 1:46 am
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Bristol411S3
I agree with B_K. As it has nothing to give it a common theme with the original, why bother. The Gallardo is a great car already and the Panthera body adds nothing. I would MUCH rather see a continuation of the Ford GT, say, with a Pantera body than this. I just can't see a reason to pay to have this done to a Gallardo.
Mar 31, 2008 1:16 am
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OttoVu
True, since the original Panthera was supposed to be the next generation GT 40 for the streets. Still, the Gallardo platform hardly makes it soulless. The design is a nice interpretation of the original car. Pretty.
Mar 31, 2008 1:13 pm
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conradtestamark
I do!!with a lamborghini platform!that will do and a v10engine 4wd awesome,and down the future a v12 awd panthera and mungusta with paddleshifters. NO continuation of the ford gt engine or bodyparts.
Jul 16, 2014 11:10 pm
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FOXHOUND
why so many haters? i think this car has potential, and even though the design is alittle bland at least its clean and uncluttered making for a nice overall shape. people should learn to be alittle more eclectic when it comes to car design.
Mar 31, 2008 12:59 am
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xLumino
haters? that's a normal thing on such boards. I even think it will have potential. But maybe Lamborghini can sell it as own production car...
Mar 31, 2008 6:09 pm
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unknownuser
Can someone explain why this car must have a Gallardo platform? Since Lamborghini is affiliated with Audi and the whole VW group couldn't you use the platform on the S5 which is still AWD and get a much cheaper product without sacrificing much of its better counterparts?
Mar 31, 2008 12:46 am
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
The S5 has a front-mounted engine... and it is a 2+2... and it has a unibody chassis. To re-engineer it into a mid-mounted 2-seater with AWD would require, among other things, relocation of the engine (with chassis strengthening), a transmission from the R8/Gallardo (since the S5 has an integral front differential), a completely redesigned interior... uhm, you get the idea. As others have already said, the Ford GT chassis would suited it better.
Apr 2, 2008 12:27 am
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
The S5 has a front-mounted engine... and it is a 2+2... and it has a unibody chassis. To re-engineer it into a mid-mounted 2-seater with AWD would require, among other things, relocation of the engine (with chassis strengthening), a transmission from the R8/Gallardo (since the S5 has an integral front differential), a completely redesigned interior... uhm, you get the idea. As others have already said, the Ford GT chassis would suit it better.
Apr 2, 2008 12:27 am
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
Darn, that's embarrassing. =P
Apr 2, 2008 12:28 am
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unknownuser
completely forgot about the engine placement..from the pictures it looks like it could hold an engine in the front (although that would be a taboo for this sort of car I guess) but you're right.it doesn't seem suited
Apr 2, 2008 4:44 am
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_M7_
awd :( souless car ...when you made a car you must do it whit passion. If not you get an F430 or some electronic car for sisi boys
Mar 31, 2008 12:11 am
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Joe_Limon
lol awd soulless car. Never would I have thought Lamborghini's, high end Porsche's, Japanese super cars, would be considered soulless because they were awd. lol and then F430 a sissy car. I am guessing your dream cars require massive throttle attention... probly somewhere between a lingenfelter corvette or a 1000hp amg.
Mar 30, 2008 11:11 pm
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benz_man
Great idea, good implementation. If they find an investment banker, and can keep the price between $150K-$250K, they might have a market.
Mar 31, 2008 12:06 am
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
I cannot express how bland this idea is. Aesthetics aside, this car ignores everything interesting about Pantera. The Pantera was never AWD; it was powered by a filthy, rumbling American V8; and it was designed by a Dutch-American famous for his Italian design. (This designer sounds German.) The only reason it will sell, if it should be so lucky, is because it is an exclusive Gallardo in a fancy frock. It doesn't even share the same name! I would like it if it weren't based on a car it has zero mechanical relation to.
Mar 30, 2008 11:58 pm
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Joe_Limon
So the Pantera was interesting before because it was rwd, made with cheaper components, and because the designer wasn't German? My my aren't you picky in odd areas.
Mar 30, 2008 11:08 pm
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unknownuser
^ agreed
Mar 31, 2008 12:44 am
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Bremen_Koenigsegg
Odd areas? The character of a car is not based solely on its price tag, nor on where it was engineered. Manufacturers design a car for a market; the market is responsible for designing its character. The Pantera is not memorable because of its shape alone; it has wealths of character, with its ridiculous Ford V8, and its Italian design, from a company founded by an Argentinian. This "Panthera" is no better than an ambitious Chinese clone; it does not draw on any of the appeal the original Pantera had. I see no reason to sell out the image of the Pantera because this car designer is too unoriginal to come up with his own design.
Apr 2, 2008 12:48 am
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conradtestamark
or ford engine
Jul 16, 2014 11:21 pm
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joelynn
Yes please
Mar 30, 2008 11:53 pm
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