- The GT5 model was
introduced in 1980, and it featured much-revised "ground
effects" bodywork, including a deep front air dam with integral
driving lights, rocker panel extensions, flared wheel arches and a
deck lid-mounted "delta" wing spoiler. The GT5 was
augmented in 1985 with the introduction of the GT5-S. The GT5-S
represented the first significant body redesign of the Pantera since
its introduction, which included new, wider flared front and rear
fenders, side air intake grilles and a further revised front fascia.
The interior also received substantial upgrading including revised
air conditioning and console layout, "gathered" leather
upholstery on the seats and door panels, upgraded carpeting, and
burlwood paneling on the doors, dashboard and console.
cars were now virtually hand-constructed, and over this 15-year time
period, the car had truly made the transition from mass-produced
exotic car to a true and quite exclusive luxury GT.