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Constructor De Tomaso Automobili.
Chassis Lightweight Tipo 874A, every part of which had been drilled.
Body Standard steel shells were taken from the production line and fitted with light alloy front lids, engine covers and doors.
Suspension Koni shock absorbers and Girling brakes.
Gearbox Z F 5DS25-2
Dimensions
Wheelbase : 2500mm
Front track 1450mm
Rear track 1460mm
Engine Ford Cleveland V8 5,7L. Full racing camshafts and valve springs, TRW forged pistons, large capacity oil pans and titanium valves. Holley Racing 1150 CFM four-barrel carburettor. Included rockers, connecting rods and the solid lifters and crankshaft.


With Alejandro De Tomaso's deeply ingrained love for racing, it was no surprise when a competizione Pantera was unveiled in late 1971. Built to contest the FIA's now legendary Group 4 category, it would most notably go up against factory built racecars from Ferrari, Porsche and Chevrolet. The shock absorber towers were modified to accomodate beautiful new Campagnolo wheels. Ten and 14-inches wide at the front and back respectively, these cast magnesium rims had a 15-inch diameter and fronted bigger Lockheed ventilated disc brakes. Cooling tubes were now all-alloy, quick-ratio steering racks being fitted along with twin 60-litre fuel tanks. While a projected weight of around 1100kg had originally been targeted, Porsche were so concerned about the Pantera's arrival that they forced the FIA into homologating the Group 4 version (or GT4) at 1250kg. Bulbous fibreglass wheelarch extensions were pop-riveted on to accomodate the wide Campagnolo wheels and gave the car an extremely aggressive look which was enhanced by the deep front spoiler and matt-black finish for the front lid, engine cover and sills. No front bumpers were fitted nor any rustproofing applied, the Group 4 Pantera's using two types of tail lights.

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