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De Tomaso P72

by The Archives | Jul 01, 2019

A Modern Day Time Machine

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the design of the P72 is inspired by 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’s evolutionary design focuses on Le Mans prototype vehicles into the modern era. The P72 is a collaboration between De Tomaso and Wyn Design, much like the collaboration between Alejandro and Carroll Shelby.timeless beauty and timeless proportions of the ’60’s 

With a 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 the 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.“ - Jowyn Wong, P72 designer and founder of Wyn Design explained.

He continued, “Beneath the surface, the interior showcases an elaborate combination of design and exotic materials. Polished copper and diamond pattern detailing adorn the cabin, fashioning a true sense of drama and occasion. The classically designed switchgear and circular analogue display dials take inspiration from the timeless design themes of the 60s and 70s era.”

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 the 1960s.”

"The car we are presenting is our statement car, to showcase not only the new design but also the level of engineering execution and refinement instilled into everything we produce. This car represents a glimpse into our future, whilst an ode to the past."