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De Tomaso Pantera Concept
For a couple of contests, turned out to be a great opportunity to try out some new ideas and technical goodies.
About this creation
Backstory:The DeTomaso company went out of business due to reliability issues and (in my opinion...)poor designs. Their last car was the Guara. Bleh.

MY Backstory: In 2003 with sales falling and the Guara losing customers, The De Tomaso company decided to overhaul itself, and its car. They cut ties with Ford, and in an effort to increase reliabililty, the company turned to Honda/Toyota/Subaru/Nissan(pick one). They built themselves and new engine together with this company, and then they turned to an older chassis to cut design costs. Since they were nearly out of money at this point, they had to keep a bunch of the original features of their old study. The new car had only a few safety and performance upgrades, but remained nearly unchanged in principle. Take a guess...






The front, with a nearly identical hood and light set up.








The side, which still uses two tone colors to create the illusion of a smaller frame.








The rear tires were a major change.








Everything opens conventionally, and the doors have handles...Of Course!








The new turbo V-10.








The new tires. (Yeah, I see the gap, I like the gap...=P)








The chassis








Vertically mounted 3speed transmission...hopefully this is groundbreaking to someone besides me.








The limited slip differential, works great!








The interior, full of simple features.








Things are shifting about...








...The company kept it simple to svae money and lower the pricetag.








The rear spoiler was one of the few extras they tacked on...








...and those hood vents(at least the fancy design, the hood vents were needed)








Rear suspension








Compressed, dunno why I took these photos.








For the non-believers??








That's right, Chincillas can build technic. Even the wild ones have a few sets in their burrows. =P








Bird's eye view, hopefully not a bird of prey. The Chincilla's arch enemy.








Technic bits of wonder! Okay, so they're pretty basic.








Headlights. Also a major flaw in my backstory, since pop up headlamps have been outlawed in a bunch of places.








Hey wait... you saw nothing!








Bird's eye view as it swoops in to capture a chincilla for breakfast land peacefully on the car.









Thanks for viewing!









Comments

  December 10, 2012
Now that is epic!
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  August 20, 2012
Cool!
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  January 23, 2012
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  January 17, 2012
I love those functions! they're full of AWESOMESAUSE!!! :)
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  January 7, 2012
50th like!
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  January 1, 2012
tons of interesting detail / cool overall feeling // 5 out of 5
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  December 21, 2011
Wow! Let me say that backwards: !woW
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  December 14, 2011
gotta love a Pantera! I like the suspension and studded exterior
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  November 27, 2011
Not cool. You stole my idea for the contest! LOL JK. Very good build.
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  November 26, 2011
Fantastic work in this scale.The Pantera was one of my favorite cars when i was young.gg You did a good job at the front.
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  November 25, 2011
Cool! I like the vents on the hood. Excellent work and good luck in the contest
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  November 24, 2011
Mmmmm, those rear tires :) The vents on the engine cover are nifty. The front looks a bit first gen NSXish? Best of luck in the contest.
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  November 23, 2011
Very nice! I rated it in the contest if you want to see what you got. but this is definately a 5/5!!
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  November 22, 2011
ravishingly beautiful!
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  November 22, 2011
Wow chinchilla great Car! awesome functions and design! you commented on my orange RC and didn't even give your opinion on the car you just freaked out about the unimog :P your opinion would be appreciated. and again great car!
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  November 22, 2011
Wow chinchilla great Car! awesome functions and design! you commented on my orange RC and didn't even give your opinion on the car you just freaked out about the unimog :P your opinion would be appreciated. and again great car!
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  November 22, 2011
Are you sure...
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  November 22, 2011
Quoting Lego Builders Or at least iron those sheets! Ughh...I can smell how stinky they are through the pictures! Ha ha ha... :)
Woah woah woah, slow down there! It may be wrinkly, but it ain't smelly! It just sits on my shelf all day and waits patiently. Poor thing...It's okay sheet, I appreciate you!
  November 22, 2011
Wow, coolness!!! love the studs style in big technic cars, Great. ^^ !!!!
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  November 22, 2011
Awesome car!
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  November 22, 2011
Great car! awesome details!
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  November 22, 2011
wow nice car.....is the yellow car a dodge or a chevy?,i guess we will have to wait and see love your MOCs,any way keep up the great work! =D
Senator Chinchilla .
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brick man .
  November 21, 2011
i love it super cool
Senator Chinchilla .
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brick man .
  November 21, 2011
i love it super cool
Senator Chinchilla .
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brick man .
  November 21, 2011
i love it super cool
Senator Chinchilla .
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Dave Russ
  November 21, 2011
Beast!
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  November 21, 2011
Wow! I'm amazed! You've really improved recently! Hmmm...what's the yellow car? I think it's about time you improved on your presentation, though. And make them flat. Or at least iron those sheets! Ughh...I can smell how stinky they are through the pictures! Ha ha ha... :)
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  November 21, 2011
Lots of great features
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  November 21, 2011
Great shaping, great details, great Technic functions - GREAT car! The headlights are very cool. Well done :-))
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  November 21, 2011
Awesome job, I want one!
  November 21, 2011
The look is so cool that when I saw the first pics I couldnīt believe it as so much functions. Really cool, and loved the shapes you achieved with the studded parts, so model team! ;)
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  November 21, 2011
Very nice, love the pop-up headlights!
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  November 21, 2011
Looks awesome! Great details.
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  November 21, 2011
Looks awesome! Great details.
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  November 21, 2011
I want one!
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  November 21, 2011
Amazing
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  November 21, 2011
Great work! great looks and great techniques!
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  November 21, 2011
Great work! great looks and great techniques!
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  November 21, 2011
Awesome job. Excellent to look at, with some great bodywork techniques, a very good interior, and some cool Technic functions too. An all round 5 star car.
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  November 21, 2011
absolutely incredible!
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  November 21, 2011
Great car and I do like those Technic goodies.
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  November 21, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman . ... Oh yeah. I saw nothing, but what I didn't see looked very cool. I think I might not know what it isn't. What?
Good to know.
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  November 21, 2011
I approve ;-) your house is like a Lego factory, they just keep on coming! This is a great improvement on this already great car :-)
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  November 21, 2011
... Oh yeah. I saw nothing, but what I didn't see looked very cool. I think I might not know what it isn't. What?
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  November 21, 2011
Oh my gosh! You have done it again. Excellent work man. I never had a doubt that you could do technic, and the body work is as beautiful as ever. Loving the rear end, and the front and sides.... Watch out here comes a golden eagle ;).
 
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