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.