PHOTO GALLERY: Peako De Tomaso P72 •

PHOTO GALLERY: Peako De Tomaso P72

When you hear the name De Tomaso I will bet the first connection is likely associated with the Mangusta or Pantera.  Right?  If you are not aware of the name De Tomaso, De Tomaso is an Italian automobile manufacturer that hit the ground running in the mid-nineteen sixties with their De Tomaso Vallelunga.  History lessons aside, De Tomaso has had its share of ups and downs over the years.  In 2020, the brand once again made headlines with its introduction of the De Tomaso P72, a nod to the classic De Tomaso Sport 5000 also known as the Ghia DeTomaso.

This leads us to the model in question, which is the 1:18 scale, resin and sealed De Tomaso P72 by Peako.  For those not familiar with the brand Peako, they are a high-end manufacturer based in Hong Kong.  Usually catering to limited numbers utilizing a resin and sealed manufacturing process.  The name has a little history with cars prior to P72 that include Apollo Automobil Apollo IE and Gumpert Apollo.

Looks-wise, the P72 is definitely an acquired taste.  Side by side with a Lamborghini the P72 would make the latest Lamborghini effort look tame!  Model-wise, it’s hard-pressed to find any issues with the P72 other than it provides no access to the interior or internal bits and the rear engine cover is tinted Black so none of the engine and related components are visible from the exterior side.  The positives definitely out weight the negatives depending on how your scale tips.  The paint is top-notch!  Some of the best I have seen in scale.  The little details are definitely prevalent from all angles.  You can clearly define the true ceramic discs behind the awesome Rose Gold wheels!

Interior side, the Rose Gold theme continues.  It is also quite refreshing to see the complex curvatures throughout the entire glass dome surrounding the interior are beautifully crafted, and likely to survive the test of time.  Peako also uses perforated grilles in all the right places as the collection of photos will reveal.  Now the question some may ask, is the expense worth it?  The answer is certainly subjective.  I will say this, would have I purchased this outright if I didn’t receive the De Tomaso P72 in a swap for my BBR Pagani Barchetta?  No.  Peako plays outside a price point I’m not comfortable playing in.  But, I can say for the first piece I’ve seen in person from the brand, I’m quite impressed.  Enjoy the pics!

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8 Responses to "PHOTO GALLERY: Peako De Tomaso P72"

  1. Kostas says:

    I bought the Peako De Tomaso P72 in Soul Red as soon as it was released and I never regreted it. It was a model car that I instantly wanted, when I saw the original being presented in Goodwood back in 2019. The real car was gorgeous in the Soul Red and obviously heavily inspired from the Ferrari 330 P4. That was it for me, love at first sight.. I love the modern retro supercar shape of it and the interior is also well designed, retro and elegant. In general this car seems like it has been designed and produced straight from the renaissance era.

    In my personal opinion this model car is absolutely gorgeous and the Soul Red is by far the best colour for this model. Peako has done a very good job designing the exterior lines, the detailed interior and the colour which is 100% perfectly implemented! On the downside, it is a quite expensive model car which is not flawless and moreover when you put the word Peako alongside this price tag many will obviously not like this combination.

    At the end of the day it comes down to weighing the pros and cons and the final decision will obviously be upon someones personal criteria. For someone that likes niche cars like the P72, this model car is a very good choice as it ticks all the major boxes and I personally recommend it.

    • DS Team says:

      Yes, absolutely agree. What wasn’t mentioned, and I’m not sure if Peako holds the exclusive rights, is that they are the only one to offer this particular model in 1:18 scale to date.

  2. HOTWEELS164 says:

    I bought the P72 in soul red when it released as well, and managed to pay less than 300€ through an austrian retailer. The after market is just insane.

    The only complaint I had when unboxing it (and still have to this day) is that Peako put perforated grills in the exhaust pipe, which is totally stupid -_-

    • Epic says:

      Same here! Unfortunately Rob seems to step out of diecast business… But he was one of my favorite suppliers at some point. The best customer service ever. And so clear, so detailed descriptions of models on the website – if it is diecast or resin, opening or not, catalog numbers, exact release dates, real car’s production time span…

  3. Karsten says:

    Keeping in mind that getting rid of the resin Pagani Barchetta to later this yer replace it with the upcoming LCD was part of the rationale, this was an excellent deal. Congratulations!
    The De Tomaso fits in well with the Pagani style too IMO.

    • DS Team says:

      Yes, that was the plan. Much easier to trade than sell, especially at these price points. And for those that might be interested, the Blue Carbon is already on pre-order! Photos to come!

  4. Ed3lm4n says:

    I’ve ordered the red Peako P72 in pre-order as soon as I had read about it on this website a few years back. It’s a wonderful model. If I had more space left, I would have added the Meissen blue one as well. In 2022 I was lucky to see the real car at the Zoute Concours d’Elegance (Knokke – Belgium). It’s a real piece of art. Love at first sight.

    • DS Team says:

      Thank you for the plug! At the time of the trade, there was the option for Soul Red, Blue and Black. Soul Red was by far the BEST choice and represents P72 exceptionally well.

      I agree, seeing this car in videos in everyday settings is quite special too. Hopefully to see one in the flesh one day!

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