De Tomaso Teases Mysterious New Supercar

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All will be revealed later this month.

It's been over a year since the retro-inspired De Tomaso P72 debuted to the world, an achingly gorgeous supercar inspired by 1960s prototype race cars including the De Tomaso P70. Since its debut at last year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, De Tomaso has been suspiciously quiet, but it turns out the automaker has been cooking up something special.

As development of the P72 continues, De Tomaso has released a series of teaser images previewing its next stunning creation. Unfortunately, details about the new project are extremely scarce, but the images suggest it's based on the P72. De Tomaso teases it will launch as part of the automaker's new "Mission AAR" inatitive but hasn't provided any further details.

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De Tomaso Automobili

In an announcement on social media, De Tomaso also confirmed it will be sharing new updates for the P72, so we're intrigued to see how the project has progressed since the prototype was unveiled last year. "Although our marketing took a pause, our P72 development program has continued. We have also been working diligently on something new and quite special. We look forward to sharing both P72 program updates and our new initiative, Mission AAR, with you soon."

At this point, exactly what De Tomaso is teasing here is up for speculation. It could be a new special-edition version of the P72 or a new personalization program allowing you to design a bespoke version of the exotic supercar to your exact specification.

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If the mystery project is based on the P72, it should pack a Roush-tuned supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing over 700 horsepower and 608 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission developed in-house by De Tomaso.

Production of the De Tomaso P72, which shares the same chassis as the Apollo Intensa Emozione, is limited to 72 examples, while pricing starts at €750,000 (around $831,000). Hopefully, we'll find out more details about the production version. As for the Mission AAR program, we'll find out what De Tomaso is cooking up sooner rather than later as the automaker is making an "imminent" announcement this month.

Brian Smith
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