De Tomaso, Italy

De Tomaso, Italy

De Tomaso Italy


Alejandro de Tomaso

Modena, Italy


De Tomaso is an Italian automobile manufacturing company Ltd, established since 1959 by Alejandro de Tomaso. The company headquartered located in Modena, Italy. It mainly built various models and racing cars, including a Formula One car for Frank Williams's team since 1970. Most of the funding for the automaker came from de Tomaso's brother-in-law, Armory Haskell Jr, Rowan Industries. The Ford acquired an 84 % share in De Tomaso from Rowan with Alejandro de Tomaso himself holding the balance in 1971. Ford would sell back their stake in the carmaker in 1974 to Alejandro.



In the logo it contained blue and white stripes of the logo's background are the colors of the national flag of Argentina. The symbol in the foreground and it seems like a letter "T" is the livestock branding symbol of the Ceballos estate where Alejandro grew up. The company went on to establish and built both sports cars and luxury vehicles, most markedly the Ford-powered Italian-bodied Mangusta and Pantera gran turismos. From 1976 to 1993 De Tomaso owned Italian sports car maker Maserati, and was answerable for creating cars including the Biturbo, the Kyalami, Quattroporte III, Karif, and the Chrysler TC. From 1973 to 1993, the De Tomaso also owned motorcycle company Moto Guzzi.


De Tomaso Sports cars


The Mangusta, revealed since 1966 and it was the first De Tomaso built in important numbers. With the Mangusta, De Tomaso moved from European to American Ford engines. The car included the 4.7-litre iron-block V8 engine and steel and aluminum coupe bodywork from Ghia-an Italian coachbuilder also controlled by Alejandro de Tomaso.  In 1971, about 400 Mangusta were produced before production closed.



De Tomaso's first road-going built model was the Vallelunga (named after the racing circuit) appeared since, 1963. The mid-engined sports car and it had a 104 bhp (78 kW), Ford Cortina engine, and get its top speed in 215 km/h (134 mph). It included an aluminum backbone framework, which was to become a common feature of De Tomaso cars. The first 5 cars were built in aluminum while creating cars and it also had fiberglass bodywork.



The latest and modern manufacture car of the De Tomaso was “Guara”, and it was built in the beginning of 1993. The Guara was designed by Carlo Gaino of aggregation design, an Italian design house. Gaino also designed the Maserati Barchetta. The Guara is available in coupe and Barchetta versions and based on a Maserati competition car from 1991, the Guara uses the Ford and BMW parts in a united body.


De Tomaso luxury cars


In 1976, with the help of the Italian government the De Tomaso took over Maserati after its possessor, Citroen announced that it would no longer support the loss-making company. The first Maserati De Tomaso released, the Kyalami, was a redesigned Longchamp by Frua, with the Ford engine it changed by Maserati's own 4.2-litre V8. The Kyalami remained in production until 1983, when it was superseded by the Maserati Biturbo, introduced before 2 years.



Innocenti passed to Alejandro de Tomaso and was reorganized by the De Tomaso Group under the name Nuova Innocenti since 1976. From 1976 to 1987 the top of the range Innocenti was the Innocenti Mini de Tomaso, a sport version of the Innocenti Mini built by De Tomaso, originally outfitted with the BLMC 1275cc engine, and from 1982 to 1987 with a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged Daihatsu engine. In 1993, the De Tomaso sold Innocenti to Fiat.


New De Tomaso

Since 2009 the De Tomaso brand was bought by Gian Mario Rossignolo who established a new company named De Tomaso Automobili SpA. A new business plan for the company called for producing 3- models for a total of 8,000 vehicles, 3,000 crossovers, 3,000 limousines, and 2,000 two-seater sports cars.


De Tomaso Deauville in 2011

De Tomaso introduced a new model since 2011 in Geneva Motor Show; and the new De Tomaso Deauville was available with 5-door hatchback/crossover vehicle with all-wheel drive, which, in the details of its styling, quotes models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.



Formula One Concept

De Tomaso built up a hand making vehicle the Formula One came from 1961 to 1963, along with own chassis and a mix of engines. During 1962 the De Tomaso 801 issued, with an original 135-degree 1498cc V8 with a claimed 200 CV (147 kW) at 9500 rpm, and a six-speed De Tomaso transmission. De Tomaso manufactured a Formula One chassis (designed by Gian Paolo Dallara) for Frank Williams Racing Cars to use in the 1970 Formula one season.


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