I follow this guy for his Ferrari 308 content, but he gives a very excited review of a really nice RHD GT5, so just fun to see. Don't know if the owner is on here, but really great-looking car...
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They certainly got more plush as time went on. Glad mine drives on the correct side, my size 13's wouldn't get to the brakes. Nice color. Takes a bit of gaudiness away from the flares and wing that seem so "in your face" with bright colors. Fun to see how people get so giddy in a Pantera. It was '76 when I got my first ride in one. Hooked on Panther blood at 12 years old. Took 28 more to get one. Mid life crisis?
I am curious to drive one of these to see how different it is or isn't compared to my 74. These interiors never seemed to fit the sports car image for me, but maybe it's more comfortable. I sure do wish my seats reclined, I can say that much.
Totally agree on the color helping the "in your face" of the design.
I like the interiors, the deviation from the Ford era 'all black vinyl' to colored leather creates a refreshing interior that is far more appealing IMO. Driving is different in a couple aspects 1.) more roomy as the later Embo chassis has lower floor pans which provide significantly more headroom for us tall guys. 2. the wider wheels up front with all the offset pushed outward tramline far more than a narrow body, even after adding 6.5 degrees of caster.
Thanks for sharing. Now I will be waiting for him to drive a narrow body.
That was a nice color combo on the GT5.
I forgot that Detomaso was producing the GT5 and GT5S at the same time, I was thinking the GT5 was phased out.
Great clip and somewhat surprised that Jack liked it. I would not have guessed it to be his type of car.
As Joules pointed out, the later cars offer a different driving experience. Wider tires, wider track, more powerful brakes, etc.
The first Pantera I ever saw in a magazine was the GT5. It is the iconic model for some of us.