Qvale Mangusta 2000-2002


June 17, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 31, 2015
Qvale Mangusta (2000-2002)
Country
Italy
Top Speed (mph)
150-155
0-60 mph
5.3 – 5.5
BHP
320 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
314 @4800rpm
BHP per ton
210
Engine capacity CC/CU
4601/281
Engine type
V8 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.85:1
Valve Type/No
DOHC 32
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
165.1
Width (in)
74.8
Height (in)
51.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3352
Additional Info: Originally shown at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show by De Tomaso as a De Tomaso Bigua/Mangusta, financial help was needed to complete the car, which eventually led to it being built by Qvale of Italy, who later took full control due to De Tomaso wanting to concentrate on the Pantera. It has a Rototop that can change the car into a coupe, targa or convertible, with a composite body. It also has a galvanised box steel chassis which was designed by F1 designer Enrique Scalabroni. The suspension is an all independent wishbone setup, it has a limited slip diff, Brembo calipers, a weight distribution of 52/48 front/rear and a 4 speed auto box was also available. There were 284 cars built. In 2001 MG bought the Mangusta production assets and used it to develop the MG XPower SV.

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