Breaking: De Tomaso Is Officially Back

The De Tomaso name has returned to the automotive world for the first time since its departure in the late 1990s with an awesome 1960s-inspired supercar.

The De Tomaso P72 is a brand-new design that takes inspiration from one of the automaker’s early designs, originally created in the early ’60s, called the P70.

The P70 was jointly developed by Carroll Shelby, Alejandro De Tomaso and Peter Brock.

Shelby provided the money and the motor, a 289-cubic-inch V8 bored and stroked to 427 cubes. Peter Brock handled the design, and DeTomaso built the chassis. Due to tensions between the three parties, the car was never officially completed, and, unfortunately, didn’t enter a single race.