SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 45, November 7, 2013

Ringbrothers Provides New Take on Classic '71 Pantera

  SEMA Show, Ringbrothers, Pantera
Ringbrothers debuted a re-imagined take on the Pantera designed in collaboration with Nike’s innovation skunk works team.
   

By Wendy Badder

Custom vehicle builder Ringbrothers has debuted a new take on the Pantera designed in collaboration with Nike’s innovation skunk works team.

The car belonged to Randy Brickle, who passed away before his De Tomaso could be finished. After Randy’s death, his wife Cheryl was determined to complete the car and was referred to Ringbrothers.

At the heart of the ’71 Pantera lies a 600hp Wegner Motorsports LS3, backed by a ZF five-speed gearbox from Bowler Performance Transmissions with a B&M shifter handling the gear changes.

The Pantera’s signature roar is created by a pair of Flowmaster stainless steel mufflers and Royal Purple synthetic oils. Features also include a set of HRE forged wheels shod in Nitto tires with Baer six-piston calipers. BASF’s Glasurit 90-Line paint system finishes it off to deliver Ringbrothers’ signature look. Finally, the engine gets some accenting courtesy of products from Hose Candy.

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