The ex-head of the Lotus showed the final version of the “revived” De Tomaso PanteraMarch 14, 2019
Project 1 coupe built on the chassis of the Lamborghini Huracan
Ares Design from Modena, headed by former Lotus head Dany Bahar, presented the final version of the Project 1 sports car. This is a modern interpretation of the iconic 70’s De Tomaso Pantera, built on Lamborghini Huracan units.
Project 1 became the firstborn of the Legends Reborn series, in which Ares Design will “revive” a number of legendary models of the past. The modern Pantera is built on the Huracan chassis: it is much wider and 12 centimeters longer than the original car. In the movement of a sports car leads engine 5.2, issuing 640-660 hp and 540 Nm of the moment. The body is entirely made of carbon fiber.
Acceleration to 100 km/h of Project 1 takes 3.1 seconds. Maximum speed – 325 kilometers per hour.
Ares Design retained on Project 1 four-wheel drive with a Haldex clutch, a seven-speed robotized gearbox and carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston in the rear of the donor Huracan. Suspension – double-lever with adaptive magnetorheological shock absorbers. The equipment of the sports car includes wheels made of forged aluminum (20 inches in front and 21 rear), lifting LED headlights, a sports catalyst and exhaust. Salon will follow the designs of the customer. In the decoration will be used nappa leather, alcantara and carbon.
The price of a sports car is 615,000 euros. It takes three months to build a car.
Earlier it was reported that Apollo Automobil, which owns the brand De Tomaso, is also going to revive the model Pantera. According to preliminary information, the novelty with the internal designation Project P can be declassified already this year.
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