13. De Tomaso Longchamp
In the ‘70s, De Tomaso was a well-respected sports car brand that needed a luxury GT coupe to expand their portfolio. Building it on a shortened Deauville sedan chassis, in 1972, De Tomaso introduced a sleek, fast coupe they called the Longchamp. The engine for this model, as for all other De Tomaso cars came from Ford in the form of a 351 V8 producing 330 HP.
And that was more than enough for an exhilarating performance that was true to the Gran Turismo nature of this car. They ceased production in 1989 after building more than 400. Interestingly, U.S. engines in Italian cars in the ‘70s had more power and torque because the European environmental standards were different than in America.