Revived automaker, De Tomaso have announced powertrain details of their highly anticipated P72 supercar. It made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. De Tomaso collaborated with Roush for development of Ford-sourced supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. Target output of De Tomaso P72 is set at above 700 horsepower and 825 Nm of torque. De Tomaso claims that bespoke engine of P72 will be fitted with dry sump lubrication system and a new state-of-the-art supercharger that allows better thermal efficiency, higher operating speeds and smoother operation.
Moreover, supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine in De Tomaso P72 retains characteristics of a naturally aspirated unit. Hence, it offers a linear power curve and an old-school American V8 soundtrack. The installed engine is expected to redline at over 7,500 rpm and only available transmission is the six-speed manual gearbox. De Tomaso also worked heavily to minimize noise of P72 generated from the supercharger while also meeting emissions requirements in Europe and US. Exhaust system of the De Tomaso P72 has been dubbed as symphonic that utilizes cross-plane acoustics of the engine to create an unforgettable experience.
In their press release, De Tomaso stated that soundtrack of P72 brings back memory as if they are on starting grid of Le Mans in 1966. De Tomaso historic partnership with Ford has strengthen with P72. The first collaboration was with Vallelunga in 1963, which was a mid-engine GT powered with Ford Cortina our-cylinder engine. Performance figure of De Tomaso P72 is yet to be revealed, but in coming months, photos and video will be released. Only 72 units of De Tomaso P72 will be made with a starting price of €750,000.