After a couple of years of absolute silence, the The Tomaso P72 it is news again. The thing is By Tomaso Automobili, the company founded by the Argentine Alejandro De Tomaso in 1959 and that since 2014 is owned by the holding company Chinese Ideal Team Ventures, confirmed that the Spanish pilot Carmen Jordá it will be your test pilot.
Since the P72 was unveiled, which was presented in society at the Goodwood Festival of Speed In 2019, it was clear that the new management was going to be inspired by the history of the brand to position it again in the competitive segment of super sports cars.
So it was with P72 himself, a confessed tribute to P70 from the mid '60s; and now something similar happens with the designation of Jordá. So much so that the announcement came within the framework of the tribute that the company made, in the form of a video, to Isabelle haskell, wife of the company's founder and who also contributed to its legend.
Throughout her life, Isabelle defied the expectations of friends, family, and enemies; forging his own path and pursuing his passion for racing. She ran with men, both in the United States and in Europe, where she met, married and ran with Alejandro ", they explained from De Tomaso Automobili.
“Our P72 not only takes the spirit of Italy, Argentina and the United States, but also honors their spirit and recognizes their role in our history. To pay him due tribute, we have not only given his name to our new P72 homologation prototype, but we have also created a short film entitled Meet Isabelle ”, added the company.
Jordá, who competed in the F3, GP3 Series e Indy lights and became linked to the F1 through his role as a development pilot for Lotus, has already tested several experimental units of the P72 on the open road and on track.
“I am incredibly grateful to join the De Tomaso family. It feels like a dream. The De Tomaso brand has a great history and I am truly honored to continue the inspiring spirit of Isabelle. Our shared passion and genuine vision have created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring romance back to the automotive industry, both on the road and on the track. "said Jordá.
The De Tomaso P72, which features a powerful Ford engine from 700 horses, will have a production limited to 72 units and each one will have a value close to 750.000 dollars.