The new Mangusta marks a resurrection for the De Tomaso marque.
The first Mangusta, built in 1967, appeared as De Tomaso Automobili S.p.A. was making a name for itself among exotic car aficionados.
Alejandro De Tomaso, the patriarch of the family and head of the company, introduced the Pantera in 1970, the same year Mangusta output halted. The Ford-powered Pantera was sold in the United States by Lincoln-Mercury.
In 1975, De Tomaso bought automaker Maserati S.p.A. from the Italian government. He controlled the company until 1990 when Fiat S.p.A. bought 49 percent of the sports car maker.
In February 1992, the 64-year-old De Tomaso suffered a stroke from which he has never recovered. Fiat bought the remaining 51 percent of Maserati in 1993.