WYN design partnership with De Tomaso results in a design that blends iconic Italian style with strong American automotive influences of the 1950s & 1960s. Heavily inspired by the company's early prototype vehicles of the mid 60's, notably the Sport 1000, Sport 2000 and P70, the P72 follows an evolutionary design approach. The result is beautiful and iconic.
THE PROTOTYPE ERA
Our investigation into the past reveals the company's ambitious racing history, Wyn Design explored particular prototypes, the De Tomaso Sport 1000, Sport 2000 and P70. Highlighting key design elements such as the architecture of the wheel arches, tapered body waist, low windshield and distinctive air intakes, establishing the fundamental DNA towards designing the successor to the P70, the P72.
Wyn explored multiple themes and provided several proposals before the final theme was chosen, the exterior design embodies the classic racing prototype DNA, most noticeable is the generous wheel arch volumes that are perfectly and proportionally balanced resulting in a powerful and elegant stance. Wyn maintained the historical connection to the P70, reducing any unnecessary creases and body flares, the result beautifully bold and pure.
THE DESIGN DIRECTION CHOSEN FORWARD BY DE TOMASO
Engineering and CAD processes such as A-class surfacing and CFD ensure the exterior body surfaces are perfectly crafted and aerodynamically efficient. These processes ensure control and continuity of reflections in all all lighting environments with optimised functionality.
The exterior result is powerful and beautifully elegant, key lines define the distinctive and accentuated proportions, details such as the wheel design takes cues from the De Tomaso Pantera. Jewel-like front and rear lights, front hood emblem cap and wing mirrors finished in copper to signify historical values, reviving a classic and timeless identity in the modern world.
Beneath the surface, the interior showcases an elaborate combination of design and exotic materials. Polished copper and diamond pattern detailing adorn the cabin, fashioning a true sense of drama and occasion. The architecture of the interior takes on a minimalist design approach, reducing technological intervention and complexity, the attention was focused on details such as the exposed shifter, inspired by the original P70, modernised to create a highly analogue and tactile feel. The classically designed switchgear and circular analogue display dials takes inspiration from the timeless design themes of the mid 50s and 60s era, a subtle indication of the relationship between De Tomaso’s with Ford.