Italian car brand De Tomaso has released pictures of the SLS concept car that will debut at the Geneva auto show.
The four-wheel-drive luxury sedan is set to go into production next year, powered by a choice of two gasoline engines, a 550-hp V-8 and a 300-hp V-6, and a 250-hp V-6 diesel unit.
De Tomaso will release the production name for the Pininfarina-designed car at the Geneva show. The sedan is intended to be a rival to cars such as the BMW 5-series GT and Lexus RX-450h.
De Tomaso will be relaunched at Geneva, seven years after the brand collapsed though bankruptcy.
Former Fiat marketing executive Gian Mario Rossignolo, who is reviving the brand, plans to build 3,000 units a year of the SLS, as well as 3,000 luxury sedans and 2,000 coupes. The cars will be built at the De Tomaso Automobili plant, which is a former Pininfarina factory in Grugliasco, near Turin.
The De Tomaso brand was founded in 1959 in Modena by racecar driver Alejandro De Tomaso of Argentina and became an iconic sports car marque in the 1960s and 1970s with three coupes - the 1963 Vallelunga, the 1966 Mangusta and the 1970 Pantera.
The company filed for bankruptcy in 2004, a year after De Tomaso's death. Rossignolo, 80, bought the marque from a Modena bankruptcy court in November 2009.