De Tomaso Pantera Generations:

1971 - 1991 De Tomaso Pantera

1971 - 1991 De Tomaso Pantera
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  • De Tomaso Pantera
  • Year:
    1971- 1991
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    330@0
  • 0-60 time:
    5.5 sec.
  • Quarter Mile time:
    14 sec.
  • Braking 60-0Mph:
    112
  • Top Speed:
    159 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    14.1 sec.
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Italian style, American V-8 grunt

Italian sports car manufacturer De Tomaso has a wide variety of models to its name, but when it comes to commercial success and brand association, there’s one that clearly stands above the rest – the Pantera. With a production life spanning two decades, the Pantera (Italian for panther) managed to transform De Tomaso from an eccentric, niche make, to a full-fledged high-volume supercar producer. But the Pantera was more than a vitally important model for De Tomaso. Its introduction in the early ‘70s challenged conventions by offering striking aesthetics and an exotic mid-engine layout, plus American-bred V-8 performance and a relatively affordable price tag.

These days, the cult of Pantera is as strong as ever, and well-maintained examples are known for hitting the auction block for 10 times the original MSRP. But the Pantera’s popularity isn’t derived from anything objective – it doesn’t come with a purebred lineage, or groundbreaking technology, or unicorn-like rarity. Rather, it’s the kind of car that speaks to an enthusiast’s emotions, and if you need someone to explain it to you, you probably wouldn’t get it anyway.

Continue reading to learn more about the 1971 – 1991 De Tomaso Pantera.

 

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