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DE TOMASO MANGUSTA

2-door 2-seater sports coupé.

Alejandro de Tomaso's first series-production car, wth big mid-mounted Ford-Detroit power mated to ZF transmission. Distinguished by flexible pressed steel backbone frame and rearward weight distribution (oversteer!), but rescued by sensational Giugiaro/Ghia body style. Very fast (0-100mph in 14.5 secs) but with cramped cockpit and very tip-toey road manners. A brute in every way. Mangusta equals Mongoose in English, and these animals eat Cobras. Geddit...?

Technical Specifications

Engine:
4727cc (V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Mid engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1967 to 1972  
Number produced:
400 approx