2001 Qvale Mangusta
· Mileage: only 13,000 (The car is Pristine)
· Body: Carbon Fiber
· Horsepower: 600
· Engine: 4.9 liter supercharged Ford V8 pushing 600hp (just completed)
· Tremec 6-speed Transmission, Borla Exhaust, Brembo brakes, Antera Wheels, Eaton Supercharger
What is it?
This car gets a TON of attention. You’ll see people driving behind you squinting trying to read the manufactures badge. People will pull up to you at stop lights, approach and approach you in parking lots to ask about it.
The name is pronounced “Kuh-vall-aye”. It’s a 600 horsepower car built in Modena Italy (home to Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini). While it is truly EXOTIC it is affordable to service because engine and electronics were sourced from Ford. NO it’s not a “kit cart”, but it is rare. Only 284 of them were produced. This vehicle is a decedent of the DeTomaso Magusta and Pantera vehicles sold in the 60s & 70s. Most people don’t know what a “Mangusta” is, but most everybody knows what a Pantera is. This is a GREAT touring car filled with gorgeous Italian Leather. It is smooth fun and powerful.
The engine is 2001 Ford SVT Cobra 4.6 liter that has been stroked with a forged rotating assembly to 4.9 and supercharged. They sold for $85,000 new and $45,000 was spent modifying this one. Parts for this vehicle are readily available from a warehouse in South Carolina.
It’s pushing 600 hp now and this could easily be pushed up 800 by dialing up the boost on the supercharger and the use of high octane fuel.
The audio system was completely upgraded to an Alpine dash unit with navigation, 5 new speakers including a 12” subwoofer and a powerful amp.
One of the coolest features is it’s top. It has a full hard top. The center section can be removed to make it a Targa Top. Then with a push of a button the remaining section of the top drops into the body leaving you with a convertible.
A little more about the Qvale Mangusta
You can view the Wikki page to get more details. 284 of these cars were produced from 2000-2001 and then MG purchased the production line and rebranded the car as the MG XPower SV.
The car was designed by Marcello Gandini who designed the Lamborghini Countach, Diablo Miura, Ferrari Dino, Bugatti EGB110, Maserati Ghibi, and numerous other epic vehicles for Alfa Romero, Citroens, Maserati, Fiat, Lancia and Lambo.
Qvale Mangusta: here
Marcello Gandini: here
|“This car is pristine with no known issues” |
| Year: || 2001 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || zf4ah01a71m000179 |
| Mileage: || 13000 || Body Type: || Convertible |
| Make: || Qvale || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Model: || Mangusta || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Trim: || -- || Options: || --, CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats |
| Engine: || 4.9 liter supercharged Ford Cobra || Safety Features: || Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Power Options: || --, Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Exterior Color: || Silver |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller || Interior Color: || Tan |
| Disability Equipped: || No || Number of Cylinders: || 8 |
| Drive Side: || Right-hand drive || Transmission: || Manual |