De Tomaso Reviews
De Tomaso, the car company, built its first car in 1967. It was the creation of Argentinean Former racing driver Alejandro de Tomaso, who moved to Italy in the late-1950s and started to build racing cars. The Vallelunga was its first car, but the Mangusta put the company on the map. Like most subsequent models this was powered by a Ford V8 engine. The company’s staple product, the Pantera, followed in 1970, and was soon joined by the Deauville and Longchamps.
In the '70s De Tomaso acquired Maserati and Innocenti, which ended selling the Mini across Europe, though the former was sold off in 1993. Production in fits and starts since, including V8-powered Guarà and Bigua, and briefly relaunched in 2011 with a luxury saloon/crossover. It also failed.