So far everybody was wrongfully referring to the new De Tomaso as the SLC. But finally the company decided to join the conversation announcing that it is actually called the SLS! They’ve also released a couple of new clear shots of the car.
To be honest it doesn’t matter what they call it, it is still an uninteresting car. Compared to what we remember of old De Tomaso, this is just a fail! The SLS is apparently inspired by BMW X6, or the 5-series GT if you insist, but we’re struggling to see the point of it. I mean who’s gonna choose this car over an X6?! Specially as it will be more expensive.
SLS stands for Sport Luxury Sedan in this car which is equipped with four-wheel-drive system and comes with choice of two engines. One if a meaty 550-hp V-8 and the other a 300-hp V-6.
They have plans to make 3000 units of the SLS at De Tomaso Automobili S.p.A. plant, a former Pininfarina S.p.A. factory near Turin and in the Livorno factory by the ex-Delphi workers. De Tomaso’s business plan foreseen for a three-model range of aluminum vehicles based on an innovative construction technology called Univis.
No that the De Tomaso brand is resurrected, maybe there will be a new Pantera in their future, but don’t hold your breath.
Look out for De Tomaso SLS at the Geneva Motor Show next week.