The De Tomaso Pantera (Italian for Panther) followed the company's Mangusta model. It had styling by Tom Tjaarda of Ghia. The Pantera is DeTomaso's most significant production car to date, and lived an overall production life of nearly 25 years. It is the model which most people identify with DeTomaso, and completed the company's transition to a volume producer of high perforamnce GTs. The car made its public debut in Modena in March 1970 and approximately a year later the first that production Panteras were sold.