De Tomaso Deauville

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De Tomaso Deauville
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Overview
Manufacturer De Tomaso
Production 1971–1985
Designer Tom Tjaarda under Ghia
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Powertrain
Engine V8
Transmission Ford C6 3-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,770 mm (109.1 in)
Length 4,851 mm (191.0 in)
Width 1,880 mm (74.0 in)
Height 1,372 mm (54.0 in)
Curb weight 1,940 kg (4,277 lb)

De Tomaso Deauville is a large four-door sedan first exhibited at Turin Motor Show 1970. The car was powered by the same 330 hp, 351 in³ (5763 cc) Ford Cleveland V8 as the De Tomaso Pantera. The car had a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph) and featured styling similar to that of the Jaguar XJ.[1]

The Deauville had an independent rear suspension very similar to that used by Jaguar, and ventilated discs in all four wheels.[2] It shares its chassis with the Maserati Quattroporte III.

A total of 244[1] Deauvilles were produced.[3] There were three Deauville variants: the early series 1 (1970–1974: serial number 10##, 11## and 12##), late series 1 (1975–1977: serial numbers 14##) and the series 2 (1978–1985: serial numbers 20## and 21##).

One Deauville station wagon was made for Mr. De Tomaso's wife.[1] There were also two armoured Deauvilles produced, one for the Belgian Royal Family and one for the Italian government. One of these cars is displayed in the Museo delle Auto della Polizia Di Stato in Rome,[4][5] the other was owned by an American and participated in the 1997 Concorso Italiano.

2011 concept car[edit]

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show de Tomaso has presented a new model.[6] The new Deauville is a five-door crossover vehicle with all-wheel drive, which in the detail of its styling quotes models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.[7] The range would include two gasoline engines with 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) and 500 PS (368 kW; 493 hp) as well as a Diesel from VM Motori and 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp). A sports car and a limousine De Tomaso should follow.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Deauville". detomaso.it. Retrieved 2007-09-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "De Tomaso". carsfromitaly.net. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  3. ^ "De Tomaso Deauville". motorbase.com. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Amoured Deauville in section 70's cars". museoauto.poliziadistato.it. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  5. ^ "De Tomaso Deauville (armoured)". http://www.altomareweb.it/fo/ps/mups.htm. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  6. ^ First commercial brochure with description, technical data and commercial figures at the beginning of 2011 on web page www.detomaso.it (consulted on March 2, 2011).
  7. ^ Auto Bild Nr. 8/2011, S. 39 with further data and images
  8. ^ "Extract from www.spiegel.de from December 2, 2009". www.spiegel.de. Retrieved 2011-03-04.