Reborn Italian marque De Tomaso is planning two further models to expand its range beyond the BMW 5-series GT rival the firm unveiled at the recent Geneva show.
The five-metre-long Deauville — which is built from extruded aluminium and features a plush, hand-stitched leather cabin — is designed to sell on “luxury, spaciousness, style and exclusivity”. It’s been designed in conjunction with Pininfarina and is powered by a turbocharged 2.8-litre V6 petrol motor producing 300bhp. It’ll cost around £80,000.
However, De Tomaso vice-president of sales and marketing Gian Luca Rossignolo, son of company chairman Gian Mario, has grand plans for his father’s revitalised company, including a new supercar and saloon.
“I would like to think that we could become the Italian Aston Martin,” he said, “dealing in the same kind of exclusive luxury and craftmanship. That’s a dream for us now, but it’s what we’re working towards.
“We hope to have the Deauville on sale this autumn,” Rossignolo added, “and to build 3000 examples a year from 2012. We will also make a Pantera supercar priced from about £250,000, as well as a four-door limousine. Eventual annual production will be around 8000 units.”