Founded by the Argentine-born Alejandro de Tomaso, De Tomaso Automobili SpA is a car-manufacturing company located in Modena, Italy. It originally produced various prototypes and racing cars, including a Formula One, and soon the company developed a reputation for producing sports and luxury vehicles. De Tomaso's first road-going production model was the Vallelunga, then the Mangusta equipped with a Ford V8 and a design signed by Ghia. Later the Pantera also designed by Ghia was introduce in 1971. Both, the Mangusta and the Pantera, are powerful animals, but now also Legendary Sports Cars.