DREAM CAR GARAGE PART 2 - DE TOMASO PANTERA
THE PERFECT COCKTAIL OF ITALIAN STYLE AND AMERICAN MUSCLE
I want to start my 2021 Drivetribe journey on a positive note and there is no better way than talking about your dream cars. The very basis of being a petrolhead is about mentally modifying a car so that it is perfect for you in every way. Colour, wheels, engine and interior until you achieve motoring heaven. I already did one of these articles, please see the link below for my number 1 dream mobile, the 70 Chevelle.
WHAT DOES MY ULTIMATE DREAM CAR LOOK LIKE
WHY A PANTERA?
Many of you would probably rather take a Lamborghini Miura or a Ferrari 308, but Pantera's are just plain awesome. The combination of classic Italian mid-engine supercar design coupled with brute force supplied by the Ford V8's from America is simply unbeatable. It has an aura of pure awesomeness.
PAINT & BODY
The body work must be a mix between the the two Pantera's below. It must have the big wheelarches and small fixed wing from the light blue one and the closer to stock front end of the yellow RingBrothers car to help with ground clearance for road use. I would leave out any massive wings, bodykits and roofscoops. The colour must be the midnight blue colour like the Gas Monkey one below. No stripes or stickers, just plain and sleek. It must have massive wheels and tires like all Pantera's.
The engine must be a FORD!!! No LS or Hellcat swaps from Satan. I would use a modifed 5.2 Voodoo engine from a new GT350 (the high revving flat plane crank V8). The 5.2 XS Aluminator crate engine was used by Gas Monkey garage when they built their Pantera for Kurt Busch to face off against Joey Logano in a Shelby Daytona powered by the same engine. They produce 580hp normally aspirated and they can scream past 8000rpm. The exhaust system must be artwork.
I would put a 6 speed sequential in it. The suspension must be a bit racey and stiff. All of this should make it a great driver's car while being very competitive at track days and hillclimbs.
Mean Kitty, Royal Panther (something Black Panther or Wakanda related).
DeTomaso Pantera, royal blue, big wheel arches with small fixed wing, massive wheels, 580hp 5.2 Voodoo XS Aluminator engine with 6 speed sequential gearbox.
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