A cunning businessman purchased the rights to the Stutz name in 1970 and brought out a range of cars bearing the name. These had nothing to do with the original Stutz cars of course and were no longer made in Indianapolis but by Padana near Modena in Italy. The cars are based on a slightly adapted Pontiac floor pan with tuned Pontiac V-8 power units. The body was designed by Virgil Exner and hand made by Padana. When completed, the cars are shipped to Stutz in New York where they are sold as Bearcat, Victoria, or Blackhawk.
The Blackhawk has the floor-pan and running gear of the Pontiac Grand Prix with a 6,558 cc V-8 engine of 425 bhp output. The wheelbase is 118 in (3000 mm) and 207 in (5,260 mm) overall length.