At the Pininfarina display at the 2011 Geneva Motor show, you’ll see a brand new De Tomaso concept, which we’ve been seeing a lot of for the past month. The De Tomaso brand, which was founded by Argentine racing driver Alejandro De Tomaso in 1959, has been brought back to life thanks to efforts of businessman Gian Mario Rossignolo.
Known as the De Tomaso Deauville Concept, Pininfarina helped designed this ‘5-door Sport Luxury Sedan’, with an aluminium chassis and four-wheel drive. The project was brought to life at the end of 2009, when Pininfarina SpA drew up with De Tomaso Automobili SpA a company chaired by Gian Mario Rossignolo, the definitive agreement for the sale of a branch of the company that included the manufacturing plant of Grugliasco, Turin.
The two companies also agreed that the first model to be produced by the reborn De Tomaso company would be designed by Pininfarina.
The De Tomaso Deauville will go into production later this year and will be available with two gasoline powertrains including a 550-hp V8 and a 300-hp V6. The company plans on building 3,000 units a year at the Grugliasco plant.
De Tomaso Deauville Concept:
– By: Omar Rana