The De Tomaso Automobili portfolio consists of the P72 and the P900 — both designs inspired by the timeless beauty of the 1965 De Tomaso P70
A timeless tribute, the evolutionary design of the P72 focuses on perpetual beauty and ageless proportions, inspired by the original De Tomaso P70 and Le Mans prototype vehicles of the 1960’s & 70’s.
The De Tomaso P900 represents an evocative celebration of the internal combustion engine. Developed free from constraints, this is a vehicle that is only made possible by an amalgamation of pinnacle motorsport and automotive engineering processes.
Where past meets the present
Creators of modern day time machines
Born in 1959
A thoughtful homage to 60 years of history
In 2019, to commemorate 60 years of De Tomaso history, the P72 made its global debut. A romantic homage to the iconic sports cars of the 1960s and 70s - most notably the De Tomaso P70.
“In 1964 the unlikely pairing of Carroll Shelby and Alejandro de Tomaso, two of the strongest egos in international motorsport, conspired to build a car they felt could defeat the best in the world, they created the P70.” - Peter Brock, designer
A romantic homage to the De Tomaso P70. Taking design inspiration and visual queues from the original race car, the P72 creates a new segment with a focus on driver engagement and analogue nostalgia.
The convergence of dreams
and reality. An all-new track focused hypercar, featuring a bespoke naturally aspirated V-12 powertrain and a design that transcends generations.
Founded in 1959 by Argentine racing driver Alejandro De Tomaso, our company was built on a simple yet powerful idea: to create high-performance sports cars that combine the romance of Italian styling with precision engineering. From the very beginning, De Tomaso was determined to make his mark on the automotive world, and he did so with remarkable success.Explore the legacy
Buenos Aires / July 10th 1928
Alejandro de Tomaso
Alejandro De Tomaso was born to politician Antonio De Tomaso and the daughter of one of Argentina's most prominent and wealthy ranching families.
After the premature death of his father, Alejandro left school to run the family ranch. He married his first wife, Lola Guiraldes with whom he had three sons.
From an early age, racing and racing cars had possessed Alejandro.
Alejandro de Tomaso
The Argentina Years
In 1945 he drove his first race in a modified Bugatti Type 35. A driven individual and innovator at heart, he was keen to be involved in designing, constructing and racing the latest mid-engine cars - to do so he immigrated to Italy, the home of automotive.
In 1954 he had competed in the 1000-km race of Buenos Aires, going on one year later to win his class together with co-driver Reyes in a new 2 litre Maserati A6GCS.
Where Alejandro meets Isabelle
Italy – The O.S.C.A. Era
After settling in Bologna, Italy in 1955, Alejandro secured a role as a test driver for O.S.C.A. (founded by the Maserati brothers).
During his OSCA years, 1956 to be exact, Alejandro met an American heiress, Elizabeth "Isabelle" Haskell. This was a moment that would change their lives forever. Isabelle was granddaughter of William C. Durant, one of the founders of General Motors. The two were soulmates and married shortly thereafter in 1957.
Isabelle herself was a very capable racing driver and together, they raced successfully in OSCA sports cars from 1956-1958. In 1958, Alejandro experimented with his own race car design using a 750 cc OSCA engine mounted in front of the rear axle, sparking a journey that would lead him to become one of the most influential automotive visionary's of his time.
The legend is born
De Tomaso Automobili
In 1959, after leaving OSCA, Alejandro and Isabelle co-founded their own brand, De Tomaso Automobili. They moved to Modena and once settled Alejandro built his next race car, a 'monoposto.'
This single-seater race car featured a 1492 cc OSCA engine, fitted at the rear. During his early years, De Tomaso would rely heavily on OSCA engines to power his cars.
Up until 1963 Alejandro focused and achieved his initial vision of designing, developing and constructing his own mid-engine racing cars.
Alejandro’s vision becomes a reality
De Tomaso designed and produced prototypes and race cars for Sports Car classes, Formula Junior, Formula 3, Formula 2, Formula 1 and Indy. From 1961 to 1963 De Tomaso had a series of Formula 1 appearances utilizing his own chassis and various engine solutions mostly comprised of OSCA, Alfa or Ford units.
Encouraging results ensured which led Alejandro to create a base of wealthy gentleman drivers to help grow the business. Racing was the focus of the period and during its racing endeavors, De Tomaso would end up building Formula 1 cars for Frank Williams, amongst other notable achievements.
As if something out of a movie
Alejandro's Industrial Empire
During the 1960s and 1970s, Alejandro's entrepreneurial ambitions led De Tomaso to acquire a number of Italian industrial holdings including Ghia, Vignale, Benelli, Moto Guzzi and the Innocenti car company.
In 1975 De Tomaso purchased Maserati, a company which had once supported his early development through OSCA (Maserati brothers). De Tomaso owned Maserati from 1975 until 1993 when he sold his shares at a profit to the F.I.A.T. group.
Modena / May 21st 2003
The Passing of a Legend
De Tomaso suffered a stroke in 1993 and with failing health, the day-to-day operations of De Tomaso Automobili were handed down.
On May 21st, 2003, Alejandro De Tomaso, a true legend and pioneer in the automotive industry, passed away in Modena, Italy at the age of 74.