Restored De Tomaso accused of copying the design of Ferrari and PaganiJuly 9, 2019
Supercar P72 called calque with Ferrari P4 / 5 from Pininfarina
The head of the company Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, James Glikenhaus, accused the creators of the retro-supercar De Tomaso P72 of copying the design of Ferrari and Pagani. In particular, he is confident that the exterior of the car is a tracing paper from the Pininfarina atelier of the coupe Ferrari P4/5 built to his order.
The premiere of De Tomaso P72 was held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The supercar, built by the same people that created Apollo Intensa Emozione, became the first model of the revived Italian brand, after the investment consortium Ideal Team Venture from Hong Kong acquired the rights to it. According to the head of De Tomaso, Norman Choi, working on the car, the designers looked for inspiration in the 1965 De Tomaso P70 (Ghia-De Tomaso Sport 5000) and sport prototypes for the Le Mans 24 hours of the 60s.
James Glikenhaus is confident that the appearance of the P72 is almost entirely copied from the Ferrari P3 / 4 and P4 / 5, and the interior resembles Pagani cars altogether. Although, it can be said that the interior design has something in common with Spyker. In De Tomaso they claim that they tried to pay more attention to the “analog topic” and tactile sensations – the minimalist approach, according to the creators, will reflect the era in which the founder of the company Alejandro de Tomaso lived.
De Tomaso P72 is built on a fully carbon chassis from Apollo IE. The supercar is equipped with a manual transmission and probably an atmospheric V12 engine. The circulation of the car will be 72 copies, and the price – 750 000 euros
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