Earlier this week we showed you the first pictures of a new De Tomaso vehicle that looked something like the BMW 5-Series Gran Turusmo. Today, De Tomaso officially released the first images and details of its new model dubbed SLS or Sport Luxury Sedan. Of course, De Tomaso has no plans of naming the four-wheel-drive crossover the SLS since Mercedes-Benz will probably sue them – the final name of the model will be released at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next week.
The De Tomaso Sport Luxury Sedan 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.
Company Chairman Mr. Gianmario Rossignolo plans on building 3,000 units of the SLS a year as well as 3,000 sedan and 2,000 coupes. All will be built at De Tomaso’s plant, a former Pininfarina SpA. factory near Turin. De Tomaso’s three-model range of aluminum vehicles are based on a new construction technology called Univis.
The new De Tomaso company will invest 116 million ($159 million USD) euros in its rebirth project.
De Tomaso Sport Luxury Sedan:
– By: Omar Rana