30 Mar '14, 4pm

1972 DeTomaso Pantera: With Alejandro De Tomaso's deeply ingrained love for racing, it was no surprise when a

With Alejandro De Tomaso's deeply ingrained love for racing, it was no surprise when a competizione Pantera was unveiled in 1972. Built to contest the FIA's now legendary Group 4 category, it would most notably go up against factory built race cars from Ferrari, Porsche and Chevrolet. Porsche was so concerned about the Pantera's arrival that they forced the FIA into homologating the Group 4 version (or GT4) at 1250kg. To overcome this, the car needed a race-spec engine of the highest order and considering the American's level of expertise with Ford motors, it must have seemed appropriate to look to the US first. It was eventually decided that Bud Moore-prepared Boss 351 motors would be flown over and installed at Modena. They boasted full racing camshafts and valve springs, TRW forged pistons, large capacity oil pans and titanium valves. The factory in Italy also fitted fo...

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