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De Tomaso Ghepardo concept car

De Tomaso Ghepardo concept car

De Tomaso Ghepardo concept car

De Tomaso Ghepardo concept car

De Tomaso Ghepardo concept car

De Tomaso Ghepardo concept car
Make De Tomaso
Model Ghepardo
Concept year 2010
Production year -
Engine Either 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 brand.

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 and Mangusta.

Providing the motivation is a choice of two very different drivetrains.

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 future."

Similar and related vehicles:
De Tomaso Pantera GTS
De Tomaso Guara Coupe

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