Video: Wrestling a De Tomaso Pantera around Spa-Francorchamps

29th September 2022
Seán Ward

If you were to watch a video from the Goodwood Revival right now you’d be hard pressed to find one where the driver wasn’t going through every corner making some sort of correction to the steering wheel. It’s something we don’t see as much in modern motorsport, but back in the day that was how you got the most out of a car. It seems that’s how you push a De Tomaso Pantera to the max, too, as this onboard lap from Spa-Francorchamps so beautifully illustrates.

The driver, Ralf Kelleners, has hands that move so fast only Jackie Chan could rival him for pace. Through every corner the car needs some sort of adjustment, whether it’s opposite lock on the way out of a corner, a correction to hold the rear under breaking or to balance the car through the middle of a bend. Then there’s the noise of that aggressive, booming V8 – even if you drove this car and managed to get out without blisters on your hands, you’d probably have ringing ears for several hours.

Welcome to Goodwood Elevenses, a mid-morning helping of motoring-related amusement to help break up your day. Watch the last video: F1 game vs. Gran Turismo: which is best?

Main image courtesy of Motorsport Images.

  • Elevenses

  • Video

  • Onboard

  • De Tomaso

  • Pantera

  • Spa



Video: Wrestling a De Tomaso Pantera around Spa-Francorchamps

29th September 2022



Video: Group 5 De Tomaso is the most extreme Pantera

22nd May 2023



Video: This Pantera On Board Is Why We Need De Tomaso Back

24th May 2016



Video: Pantera V8 monster at the Nürburgring

13th September 2023


Dan Trent

Dan Trent: Is the De Tomaso Pantera the best value '70s supercar?

20th March 2018


Formula 1

Video: Watching F1 cars at Singapore gives a crazy sense of speed

02nd October 2022



The 900PS V12 De Tomaso P900 is road legal – apparently

29th November 2022


Formula 1

Video: Incredible flying lap onboard Nigel Mansell’s Lotus F1 car

04th March