In previous announcements, we shared that we would be celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the De Tomaso automobiles. Now that they are revived by Ideal Team Ventures, and the new P72 has officially been unveiled, Concorso Italiano is thrilled to announce that the new De Tomaso company and the newly revealed P72 will be on display and available for viewing this August.
The de Tomaso brand was founded in 1959 by racer and visionary Alejandro de Tomaso. Widely recognized for the most popular model, the Pantera, this merely scratches the surface of its rich history. Quattroruote perhaps quotes it best when they stated that Alejandro was, “One of the most controversial and active men in Italy’s industrial panorama.” This year marks the 60th Anniversary of De Tomaso. To commemorate, De Tomaso is proud to announce the launch of our new project, formally named the P72. The P72 is a tribute to the original P70.
Speaking about the new P72, Norman Choi, of De Tomaso, said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of this exclusive car. We have devoted numerous days and nights developing a car that can live up to its predecessor. The P72 evokes the spirit of Alejandro de Tomaso, the brand and the eras that this car represents.”
A true modern-day time machine, the P72 will create a new segment in today’s market. A segment for those who have been yearning for a modern-day classic that is not only dressed with a timeless shape and an unspeakable elegance, but one that will provide a grand touring experience, making you feel as if you are back in 1960’s.
“A similar way the Pantera created a new category when it debuted in 1970, the P72 will create a new benchmark of its own. We (Ideal Team Ventures) have created a modern-day time machine that pays homage to an integral part of history and a car with its own provenance. When the final specifications and pricing for the car is revealed, people will realize how it adheres to the six core foundational pillars of De Tomaso: Heritage, Passion, Racing, European Design, and World-Class Performance at Extreme Value.”- Ryan Berris, De Tomaso General Manager and CMO.
The car being presented is their statement car, to showcase not only the new design, but also the level of engineering execution and refinement instilled into everything we produce. This car represents a glimpse into their future, whilst an ode to the past.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the design of the P72 is inspired from the early 60s of the racing prototype era vehicles, the sport 1000, sport 2000 and P70, some of the initial cars that were developed by De Tomaso.
The P72’s evolutionary design focuses on timeless beauty and timeless proportions of the ’60’s Le Mans prototype vehicles into the modern era.
The P72 is a collaboration between De Tomaso and Wyn Design, much like the collaboration between Alejandro and Carroll Shelby. With a continuous flow of all surfaces, beautifully bold lines, emphasized powerful wheel arches, low nose and teardrop glasshouse architecture, resulting in perfect proportions.
The P72 design language is set to stand the test of time with flawless attention to detail, combined with the most advanced engineering execution. Unquestionably powerful and sensual from every angle, the P72 truly defines the term ‘Modern-Day Time Machine’.
“We intentionally incorporated a distinctive aerodynamically optimized body for performance and to modernize the aesthetics, while the classic wing mirrors and front emblem cap pays homage to the P70.“ – Jowyn Wong, P72 designer and founder of Wyn Design explained.
He continued, “Beneath the surface, the interior showcases an elaborated combination of design and exotic materials. Polished copper and diamond pattern detailing adorn the cabin, fashioning a true sense of drama and occasion.
The classically designed switchgear and circular analog display dials take inspiration from the timeless design themes of the 60s and 70s era.”
This spectacular creation of the ITV will be side by side with the new Apollo IE and Concorso Italiano is proud to have both these treasures on display at the 2019 Concorso Italiano.