The Pantera is powered by a Ford 351 cu in (5.8 L) V8 engine that produce 330 hp. Late in 1971, Ford began importing Panteras for the American market to be sold through its Lincoln Mercury dealers.
The De Tomaso Zonda was designed by Tom Tjaarda of Ghia and first shown to the public at the Geneva motor show. The Zonda feature a front engined Ford Cleveland 5,563cc V8 with 350bhp and the car is built on a shortened De Tomaso Deauville chassis. The Zonda was conceived as a GT car to compliment the De Tomaso Pantera and to be sold along side in the Lincoln Mercury showrooms in the US. However Ford didn't think there was a market for the car and so it was never put into production.