2001 Qvale Mangusta

2001 Qvale Mangusta

Designed by Marcello Gandini, known for his work on the Countach and Diablo. The Qvale Mangusta was produced in very small numbers in Italy by the Qvale between 2000 and 2002.

The Mangusta uses a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout, and is powered by a Ford 4.6L DOHC V8. It was offered with either a BorgWarner T45 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic.


The chassis of the Mangusta was designed by former Formula 1 designer Enrique Scalabroni and was formed of welded steel sections with body panels were resin-transfer moulding (RTM) plastic.

Automotive journalists and testers praised the car for its performance and handling, and for the utility of the roto-top. Some build quality issues were noted on early cars, and the reaction to the unconventional styling was mixed.

Qvale Mangusta Video

In this video you can see a full in depth tour of the very rare 2001 Qvale Mangusta. The video takes viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. He also shows the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.

In Detail

engine Ford V8
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 4601 cc / 280.8 in³
bore 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
stroke 90 mm / 3.54 in
compression 9.85:1
power 238.6 kw / 320.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 69.55 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 425.73 nm / 314.0 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
redline 6800
front tires 225/40ZR-18
rear tires 265/35ZR18
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18.0 x 9.0 in
curb weight 1520 kg / 3351 lbs
wheelbase 2670 mm / 105.1 in
front track 1590 mm / 62.6 in
rear track 1580 mm / 62.2 in
length 4194 mm / 165.1 in
width 1900 mm / 74.8 in
height 1315 mm / 51.8 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.37:1, 1.99:1, 1.33:1, 1.00:1, 0.67:1, :1
final drive 3.23:1
top speed ~257.5 kph / 160.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.0 seconds

Auction Sales History

2001 Qvale Mangusta

1999 Qvale Mangusta ZF498M00000010001 – sold for €29,120 First production model, chassis 0001. As-new condition; one of less than 300 built. Single-family ownership, with approximately 3,000 kilometres.
Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions