Fans of Italian cars may be familiar with the name De Tomaso. Not unlike today's Pagani
, De Tomaso was founded by an Argentinian in Modena, and made a name for itself back in the '60s and '70s making exotic sportscars like the Pantera and Mangusta. Recently former Fiat
exec Gianmario Rossignolo attempted to revive the marque, but only got as far as presenting the poorly received Deauville concept before he ran out of funding and had to close up shop. Now it appears BMW
may be interested in buying it up.