The newly revived De Tomaso surprised everyone back in 2019 with the P72, a stick-shift supercar that paid homage to the Peter Brock-designed P70 of 1965. As is seemingly de riguer for any boutique car company these days, there's a track-only version in the works, too: the P900.
Where the P72 will use a Roush-modified supercharged Ford V-8 and a manual gearbox, the P900 promises a 12,300-rpm, 900-hp V-12 paired with an XTrac sequential. That won't be ready until the end of 2024, however, and if the customer wants their car sooner, they can substitute in a V-10 from racing supplier Judd. The name references not only the power output from the V-12, but also the targeted weight, 900 kg dry, or just under a ton. Obviously, with fluids, that weight will likely creep above the 2000-pound mark, but it's still light. Speaking of fluids, De Tomaso says the V-12 can run on synthetic fuels.
De Tomaso says it will build only 18, and it costs $3 million, more than double the $1.35 million asking price for the P72. The P900 has much more extreme aerodynamics than the P72—notably, an active, swan-neck rear wing—but it's clear the two are related. That means a carbon-fiber chassis and carbon bodywork, here shown exposed in these renderings.
Back in January, De Tomaso announced that it was working with a German firm, Capricorn, to create a factory near the Nürburgring to build the P72. A few weeks ago, the company released a short video of a car being assembled on a stand. Capricorn, which was a partner with Porsche on the Le Mans-winning 919 LMP1 car, is also working on the P900, developing the aerodynamics and the V-12.
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