a 3.5 litre V6 or electric motors
The DeTomaso Ghepardo concept is a creation of Danish
designer Frederik Tjellesen. The car originally featured
in an article in the Danish car magazine Bil Magasinet,
where it was used to suggest a new direction for the DeTomaso
The DeTomaso Ghepardo (Italian for Cheetah), takes
its styling inspiration from the appearance of fitted
Italian suits. The grey paintwork and purple trim elements
are a direct reference to this influence, as are the razor
sharp style lines, and lapel-like contours of the hood.
Other styling inspirations for the Ghepardo come from
DeTomaso models of the past, including the Pantera
Providing the motivation is a choice of two very different
Option one is a 3.5 litre V6 sourced from Ford. Tjellesen
proposes that the twin-turbocharged engine will comfortably
and reliably provide 465 horsepower to the rear wheels.
The second option is an electric powertrain which consists
of four in-wheel electric motors, each providing 110 hp.
For those who failed math class, that's 440 hp in total.
The electricity is supplied by a methanol fuel cell stack
located towards the rear of the car.
Frederik Tjellesen said of his concept: "De Tomaso
was considered the entry level to the holy grail of Italian
super cars in the 1960s and 1970s. The cars were as fast
and as beautiful, however, more inexpensive than the ones
of Ferrari and Lamborghini. In 1971, De Tomaso introduced
the Deauville which was the fastest saloon car at the
time. It was referred to as a super saloon by founder
Alejandro De Tomaso. Inspired by the spirit of the Deauville,
the De Tomaso Ghepardo is a modern four door fuel cell
super car with a surface treatment inspired by the legendary
De Tomasos of the 60s and 70s and designed for the near
Similar and related vehicles:
De Tomaso Pantera GTS
De Tomaso Guara Coupe