2019 De Tomaso P72
2019 De Tomaso P72
2019 De Tomaso P72
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of De Tomaso. To commemorate, our owners are proud to announce the launch of our new project, formally named the P72. The P72 is a tribute to the original P70.
Speaking about the new P72, Norman Choi, of De Tomaso, said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of this exclusive car. We have devoted numerous days and nights developing a car that can live up to its predecessor. The P72 evokes the spirit of Alejandro de Tomaso, the brand and the eras that this car represents.”
A true modern-day time machine, the P72 will create a new segment in today’s market. A segment for those who have been yearning for a modern-day classic that is not only dressed with a timeless shape and an unspeakable elegance, but one that will provide a grand touring experience, making you feel as if you are back in 1960’s.
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the design of the P72 is inspired from the early 60s of the racing prototype era vehicles, the sport 1000, sport 2000 and P70, some of the initial cars that were developed by De Tomaso.
The P72 evolutionary design focuses on timeless beauty and timeless proportions of the 60’s Le Mans prototype vehicles into the modern era.
With continuous flow of all surfaces, beautifully bold lines, emphasized powerful wheel arches, low nose and teardrop glasshouse architecture resulting in perfect proportions. The P72 design language is set to stand the test of time with flawless attention to detail, combined with most advanced engineering execution. Unquestionably powerful and sensual from every angle, the P72 truly defines the term modern day time machine.
We intentionally incorporated a distinctive aerodynamically optimized body for performance and to modernize the aesthetics, while the classic wing mirrors and front emblem cap pays homage to the P70.
Pure. Sophisticated. Elegance.
A modern-day classic dressed with a timeless shape and an unspeakable elegance. The evolutionary design of the P72 focuses on perpetual beauty and ageless proportions of the 60’s Le Mans prototype vehicles for today’s modern era.
The architecture of the interior takes a minimalist design approach with minimal tech intervention and complexity. Highly focused on analogue theme and tactility, the classically designed switchgear and circular analogue dials takes inspiration from the timeless design themes in the 60s and 70s. The interior design language signifies a story and relationship between De Tomaso and Ford.
The P72 is based on the state-of-the-art all-carbon chassis from the Apollo IE, featuring the first all-carbon fiber production chassis of its kind, consisting of the monocoque, as well as subframes and crash structures that adhere to respective FIA LMP safety requirements and features a carbon mono-cell.
A similar approach to what Alejandro had done with his state-of-the-art chassis by sharing it with the Vallelunga, P70 and Mangusta. By conducting a technology transfer from the Apollo IE, the P72 has a tested and proven platform which will ensure the highest level of quality and performance with an accelerated development timeline.
A Limited Run of 72
The P72 will remain highly exclusive and only 72 cars will be produced. Whilst having a cutting-edge world-class chassis the Project P features a design with perpetual beauty and a proper manual transmission. This is a car for all generations. Full technical specifications and pricing will be revealed in due course. We are forecasting a base price for the P72 of approximately 750,000 euro and are currently accepting Registrations of Interest via soft deposits for the limited run while we finalize the production specifications and pricing. The exterior and interior designs will remain largely the same and we will disclose final details on the powertrain and other strategic partnerships in the coming months as we plan for the full homologation process for our target markets.