De Tomaso presented the P72 hypercar at the Goodwood Speed ​​Festival

De Tomaso presented the P72 hypercar at the Goodwood Speed ​​Festival

July 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The novelty has a carbon chassis, borrowed from the Apollo IE hypercar and comes with a manual transmission. A total of 72 copies of this car will be created.

To celebrate its triumphant return, the Italian company De Tomaso has published images and preliminary information about its brand new car called the “P72”, which will be presented at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

First, a little background. Back in the early 1960s, company founder Alejandro de Tomaso teamed up with Carroll Shelby to work on the P70. It was a hypercar with a powerful engine of 7.0 liters. The plan was for Alejandro to design a car with a modified version of the 4.7-liter Ford V8 engine, Carroll Shelby sponsored the development, and Peter Brock had to develop the design. If the name of the latter does not sound familiar, then it is worth explaining that he was responsible for the design of famous cars such as the Shelby Daytona Coupe and the Chevy Corvette Stingray.

 Due to tensions between Alejandro and Shelby, Project P70 was stopped. However, the founder of the Italian brand did not want to give up, and still finished the car. Renamed the Ghia-De Tomaso Sport 5000, the car first appeared at the 1965 Turin Auto Show.

  Returning to 2019, the spirit of the old P70 lives in the brand new P72, presented today at the Goodwood Speed ​​Festival. A curved car with a retro-styled design will be produced in 72 units. At the moment, the technical characteristics are hidden in secret, but we know that the car uses a carbon fiber chassis, developed by Apollo Intensa Emozione. The initial price for De Tomaso P72 is 750,000 euros

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that at the festival of speed in Goodwood will show a novelty from Rapture with a motor from the Focus RS. The first deliveries of this extraordinary car, which can move on public roads and on the racetrack, are scheduled for August.