De Tomaso Mangusta 1967-1971


May 5, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
De Tomaso Mangusta 4.7
Country
Italy
Top Speed (mph)
155 (claimed)
0-60 mph
6
0-100 mph
13.7
BHP
305 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
392 @3800rpm
Engine capacity CC/CU
4728/289
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.8:1 / 10.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
168
Width (in)
72.4
Height (in)
43
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2900-3400 (various sources)
Additional Info: Mangusta is Italian for Mongoose. Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro and shown at the 1966 Turin Motor Show. A few special models were built early on, including a Spyder and a 327 Chevy powered example for GM’s Vice President Bill Mitchell (although he could not fit into the car!). A total of around 400 were built, of which approximately 120 were 289cu Ford V8’s for the European market (above) and around 280 were 302cu Ford V8’s for the US market (below). A handling issue due to a near 70/30 weight dsitribution towards the rear was a very big negative never overcome.

 

De Tomaso Mangusta 5.0
Country
Italy
Top Speed (mph)
118-130 (various sources)
0-50 mph
5.4
0-60 mph
7
1/4 mile
15.1
BHP
230 @4800rpm
Torque lbft
310 @2800rpm
BHP per ton
165
Engine capacity CC/CU
4949/302
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
168
Width (in)
72.4
Height (in)
43
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3049
Additional Info: Used by Bill in the movie Kill Bill Vol 2 and by Kylie Minogue in her “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” music video.

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