The De Tomaso Mangusta sports coupe was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1966, with small-scale production starting in 1967.
It replaced the Vallelunga, the company’s first model, which was not very successful and was not popular with customers.
The overall design of the Mangusta was the same as its predecessor – spine frame, mid-engined layout, rear-wheel drive, and independent suspension on all wheels. To give it rigidity, the bodywork was mainly made from steel, except for the aluminium doors and engine compartment lids.
Production of the De Tomaso Mangusta coupe ended in 1971, with four hundred cars produced.
De Tomaso Mangusta specs:
- top speed – 249 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 4.9 s
- horsepower – 306 hp
- power density – 258 hp/t
- engine volume – 4727 cm³
- vehicle weight – 1185 kg
De Tomaso Mangusta engine:
The Mangusta was powered by a Ford V8 4.7 engine from the Mustang, which produced 306bhp thanks to customization by Carroll Shelby. The gearbox was a manual five-speed.
Especially for the US market, there was a version with a Ford V8 5.0 engine, which despite the larger volume was weaker than the European version – 220 bhp.
De Tomaso Mangusta 0 – 100 (De Tomaso Mangusta 0 – 60):
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 4.9 seconds.
De Tomaso Mangusta top speed:
The top speed reaches 249 kilometres per hour.
De Tomaso Mangusta interior:
De Tomaso Mangusta price (De Tomaso Mangusta for sale):
The car is available from $172000.