De Tomaso Pantera GTS

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De Tomaso Pantera GTS

The De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engine sports car produced by Italian automobile manufacturer De Tomaso from 1971 to 1992. Italian for “Panther”, the Pantera was the automaker’s most popular model, with over 7,000 manufactured over its twenty-year production run. More than three quarters of the production was sold by American Lincoln-Mercury dealers from 1972 to 1975; after this agreement ended De Tomaso kept manufacturing the car in ever smaller numbers into the early 1990s.

The car debuted in Modena in March 1970 and was presented at the 1970 New York Motor Show a few weeks later. Approximately a year later the first production cars were sold, and production was increased to three per day. De Tomaso sold the rights to the Pantera to Ford, who were to distribute the cars in the United States, but Alejandro De Tomaso retained the rights to market the Pantera in Europe.

Engine Technical Data


Engine type – Number of cylinders :V 8
Fuel type :Petrol
Fuel System :1 Autolite carb
Coolant :Water
Engine Alignment :Longitudinal
Engine size – Displacement – Engine capacity :5766 cm3 or 351.9 cu-in
Bore x Stroke :101.60 x 88.90 mm
3.98 x 3.46 inches
Number of valves :16 Valves
Compression Ratio :11.00
Maximum power – Output – Horsepower :360 bhp
Maximum torque :491.0 Nm or 362 lb.ft @ 6000 rpm
Drive wheels – Traction – Drivetrain :RWD
Transmission Gearbox – Number of speeds :
Body : Coupé    
Num. of Doors : 2    
Wheelbase : 251.5 cm or 99.02 inches    
Length : 425.5 cm or 167.52 inches    
Width : 180.3 cm or 70.98 inches    
Height : 109.9 cm or 43.27 inches    
Curb Weight : 1382 kg OR 3047 lbs    
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 3.9 kg/hp    
Front Suspension : Coil springs. Anti-roll bar.
Rear Suspension : Coil springs. Anti-roll bar.
Fuel Consumption 19.6 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity : 85 L
18.7 UK gallons
22.5 US gallons
Top Speed : 280 km/h or – Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 5.5 s