De Tomaso Sport 1000 

  • 1965-1966
  • 129 HP 1.0L
  • 136 mph
At their 2009 Retromobile Auction, Artcurial sold the only surviving Sport 1000 with a BRM engine.
The description was as follows: "Between 1963 and 1966 the De Tomaso factory built a number of racing cars prototypes but none of them were raced.

Road Tests Real world tests of the De Tomaso Sport 1000

Top speed

Sport 1000
136 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph

Data points Key details of the De Tomaso Sport 1000

Number built

Sport 1000
1 car
McLaren P1
375 cars
300 cars


Sport 1000
129 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
987 HP

In The News From around the web


DeTomaso Sport 1000
VL1609 was unveiled at the Turin racing car show on February 26, 1966 and probably without its engine.
Rumours in the Italian motoring press in March had it that a Ford engine was to equip the car.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand De Tomaso
Year 1965-1966
Number built 1 car

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.74 lb/hp
Maximum hp 129 HP @ 9,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,256 lb

road tests

Top speed 136 mph


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears


Displacement 998 cc
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Valvetrain DOHC
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