2013 SEMA Show: De Tomaso Pantera by Ringbrothers

Article by Christian A., on November 8, 2013

Ringbrothers -- a custom vehicle builder and billet parts manufacturer -- unveiled the ADRNLN, a re-imagining of the Pantera, at the 2013 SEMA Show. It was built together with the innovation skunk works team of Nike.

In 1970, the De Tomaso Pantera made its public debut at the New York Motor Show where it attracted a lot of attention. The Pantera featured Italian styling but had the horsepower of an American car. It was stunning as well as incredibly fast.

Now, Ringbrothers’ ADRNLN It is powered by a dynamic Wegner Motorsports LS3 engine that is tuned to deliver a robust 600 horsepower of max output, as sent to the wheels via a ZF five-speed gearbox from Bowler Performance Transmissions. Gear changes are handled by a B&M shifter. A couple of Flowmaster stainless steel mufflers create the famous roar of the Pantera while it runs smoothly due to its use of Royal Purple synthetic oils.

ADRNLN rides on HRE S101 three-piece forged wheels as shod with Nitto Invo tires. Of course, superb acceleration dynamics needs excellent stopping power, which comes courtesy of Baer six-piston calipers installed at every corner of the ADRNLN. It comes with subtle design features such as small wheel flares and custom rocker panels with brake cooling ducts to complement the Pantera’s steel monocoque body. It was finished with BASF’s Glasurit 90-Line paint system that gives the signature Ringbrothers appearance.

Lastly, the engine bay got some additional accenting with the help of Hose Candy products. ADRNLN is much more than just having impressive parts and hand-crafted metalwork.

Mike and Jim Ring said that the 1971 Pantera that they had worked on was in bad shape. Cancer victim Randy Brickle had owned the car but he died before the shop that was working on the De Tomaso could finish the project. His wife Cheryl felt it was her duty to make her husband’s dream come true. He approached Ringbrothers after she got a referral from a friend to go to them.

In the 2012 SEMA Show, a Ford Mustang GT built by Ringbrothers was displayed. Wrapped in custom ‘waterborne’ paint, this Mustang GT is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine. It boasts of a carbon fiber kit, Baer brakes and suspension upgrades.

Shown along with the Ford Mustang GT built by Ringbrothers is an open-top Mustang as personalized by Stitchcraft, with utter focus on custom interior. This Mustang convertible had its performance boosted by nitrous and a FlowMaster exhaust. The exterior features a 3dCarbon body kit as well as custom paint scheme.

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