The Zonda featured a front engined Ford Cleveland 5,563cc V8 with 350bhp. The car was built on a shortened De Tomaso Deauville chassis.
The Zonda was conceived as a GT car to compliment the De Tomaso Pantera and to be sold alongside in the Lincoln Mercury showrooms in the US.
However Ford didn’t think there was a market for the car and so it was never put into production. The De Tomaso Zonda was later repainted red by Ford.