Berris told Autocar: “We are fortunate and humbled to have been oversubscribed for the P72 and to be able to vet who is granted a final allocation.”
Production was initially set to take place in the US, but De Tomaso says pandemic-related obstructions there prevented it from meeting its targeted deadlines. While it has signed a new agreement with Capricorn to bring the car to market, it says it will retain its existing “US partners, facilities, powertrain operations and initiative to expand our North American presence”.
Capricorn will be responsible for development of composites, chassis, suspension and castings, as well as overall P72 production.
Norman Choi, chairman of the revived De Tomaso brand, said: “Since our revival of De Tomaso there has been a large focus on the P72 and its development programme which is progressing very well.
“In addition, we have been making extensive progress on our business development, setting a strong foundation for our future expansion of De Tomaso. Today we are proud to announce a new strategic partnership which reaffirms our philosophy, strengthens our core competencies and ensures the highest level of quality for our future offerings.
“Our P72 will not only be developed on, but also produced at the legendary Nürburgring, providing unrivaled experience, quality and value for our clients.”