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It might not look like it, but the De Tomaso Pantera is a hybrid. That’s because before the word “hybrid” was applied to miserly battery-laden killjoys, it had another meaning entirely--it was code for a foreign car, usually a high-end sports or luxury car, constructed by a boutique automaker using cheap and reliable American V8s for motivation. Unlike Ferrari or Lamborghini, whose invested massively to develop and produce engines were produced only in small quantities, American engine manufacturers were happy to improve their prestige and performance creds by selling their plentiful engines for a tidy profit. The Pantera is the epitome of the breed, a low-volume, mid-engine supercar mating gorgeous Italian lines (penned by Tom Tjaarda at Ghia) with a Ford 351 “Cleveland” V8, which was positively enormous by European standards. Ford loved the attention it got from the partnership, and was happy to sell Panteras in North America through Lincoln-Mercury dealers. While the Pantera’s 311 horsepower made it incredibly fast for the time, it was also rather thirsty, and the fuel crisis in the late 1970s spelled the end for the Pantera in the US. They could also be a little finicky—Elvis Presley famously pulled a gun out and shot his Pantera in the hood when it wouldn’t start one day. Regardless of how Elvis felt about the De Tomaso, there’s no denying that the gorgeous sheetmetal and blistering performance make it a “hybrid” any real sportscar enthusiast would be excited to drive.
— forzamotorsport.net [1]

The 1971 De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engined sports car featured in Forza Motorsport 3 as part of the Community Choice Classics Pack and in Forza Motorsport 4.

Statistics

Icon Game ForzaMotorsport3 Speed 5.1 
Handling 4.8 
Acceleration 5.0 
Launch 5.8 
Braking 4.4 
D 316
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 20,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack DLC: Requires the Community Choice Classics Car Pack
Top Speed: missing data Body Style: Coupé
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 Speed 4.8 
Handling 4.4 
Acceleration 6.7 
Launch 7.3 
Braking 4.2 
C 399
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 45,000 CR
Reward: Reach Driver Level 16
Top Speed: 153.2 mph  (246.5 km/h) Body Style: Sports Car
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.800 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 17.100 secs.
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 138.5 ft (42.2 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 382.5 ft (116.6 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.80 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.78 g


Conversions

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References

  1. "Forza Motorsport 4 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net
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