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DeTomaso Pantera (1971-1985) specifications

Ford supplied the engine, while DeTomaso built the Pantera in Italy. A great classic buy today


DeTomaso learned a lot of lessons with the Mangusta, so when it came to creating a new supercar for Ford to sell in the USA, it made sure the car was a lot more habitable. The reworked chassis ensured there was a lot less rearward weight bias and, therefore, snap oversteer wasn’t an inevitable consequence of a bungled corner. The interior was roomier, and had standard air conditioning. However, quality and reliability were poor and, when Ford withdrew its support, DeTomaso had to go it alone with the Pantera.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £6,996
  • Price (excellent)
    £57,500
  • Price (good):
    £42,000
  • Price (average):
    £31,000
  • Price (project):
    £15,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    6.2secs
  • Top speed:
    159.0mph
  • Power:
    330.0bhp
  • Torque:
    325.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Drivetrain:
    Mid-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4270mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2510mm
  • Width:
    1830mm
  • Height:
    1100mm
  • Weight:
    1411kgs

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