Comments - Unearthed: 2001 Qvale Mangusta

Published: Nov 17, 2012
Description: It takes a lot for a sports car to succeed in the marketplace today. Perhaps too much, but these exceedingly high expectations benefit buyers because automakers, big and small, have no choice but to f...
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Hektor Yberg Nov 17, 2012
No me man? No. No me gusta
Matthew Malyapa Nov 17, 2012
Gusta
Matthew Malyapa Nov 17, 2012
No me fusta
Jordan Jackson Nov 17, 2012
Mangusta? Me Gusta!
Stan Mitchell Nov 17, 2012
@Matthew that's some true shit right there.
Matthew Malyapa Nov 17, 2012
at least it doesnt look like a pontiac aztec
Colby Church Nov 17, 2012
Lol @ Shane. And I know if too many that look weirder.
Shane Carroll Nov 17, 2012
@Harrison Nissan Juke. Boom
Harrison Trapnell Nov 17, 2012
I challenge anyone to find a car that looks weirder than that!
Craig Lafey Nov 17, 2012
Well that's an ugly little car.
John Hyland Nov 17, 2012
Just saw one of these at Ferrari Maserati of Central Jersey yesterday. The price was through the roof but it still looked pretty cool
Christopher LikeaBoss Reber Nov 17, 2012
The Camry effect.
Christopher LikeaBoss Reber Nov 17, 2012
It reminds me of a Mercedes SLK meets Honda del sol...
Kyle McCullough Nov 17, 2012
Styling details aren't great, but I love the overall profile and its unique roof
Rockesh Boulder Nov 17, 2012
I saw one last week. It was silver.
Adam Thomson Nov 18, 2012
I would rather drive a vacuum cleaner
Sam Biggin Nov 18, 2012
Dis gusta! More like
Colby Church Nov 17, 2012
Why don't you guys just have a nice hug? I think that will solve everything.... :P
Tyler Tarbox Nov 17, 2012
@Brandon. Uh I don't. I've just noticed you always trashing other people
Jake Judges Nov 17, 2012
*uneven
Jake Judges Nov 17, 2012
@brandon shut up this car does look very ineven
Tyler Tarbox Nov 17, 2012
@Brandon. All you ever do on here is bash people's opinions
Jacob J Mills Nov 17, 2012
Mangusta
Ben Wright Nov 17, 2012
From the shape of that rear arch, it looks like it's been shunted up the back... Ugly car.
Description: The solution, as many have found, is to utilize a reliable engine and other necessary mechanical and technical bits from a major automaker. By having the so-called "guts" of the sports car p...
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Description: As it would happen, Casarini had recently returned from a business trip to the UK where the TVR Griffith caught his attention and admiration. Casarini suggested for de Tomaso to build an "Italian...
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Colby Church Nov 17, 2012
Pushrod power baby, forget DOHC, too many complications.
David Parenti Nov 17, 2012
@edgar, also used in the Continental and yes it was de-tuned. Making about 30 hp less than in the Cobra. Mustang Mach 1 as well.
David Parenti Nov 17, 2012
The 4.6 is a modular motor, never came with OHV.
David Parenti Nov 17, 2012
The DOHC 4.6 was a 4 valve per cylinder engine with a total of 32v. There were also 2 valve and 3 valve models both being SOHC. The only DOHC was the 4v (32v) used in the Mustang Cobra, Lincoln Mark VIII, and Mercury Marauder.
Edgar Jauregui Nov 17, 2012
My first car was an 01 Lincoln Continental and from what I heard, that was a detuned cobra engine
Edgar Jauregui Nov 17, 2012
Idk if it's that same engine. To me it looked like the 4.6 crown vics used.
Stephen Tyler Learn Nov 17, 2012
The 4.6 gt motor is sohc not ohv
Dustin Smith Nov 17, 2012
The motor shown was not the 4.6 DOHC cobra motor, it's the normal 4.6 ohv gt motor
Chris Gaines Nov 17, 2012
but I like the power
Chris Gaines Nov 17, 2012
disgusting
Description: With that part of the project moving along nicely, de Tomaso reached out to Marcello Gandini, whose previous design work included the iconic Lamborghini Miura and Countach. One of Gandini's styli...
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Description: Because the Italian government denied additional capital due to de Tomaso's failing health, the struggling company approached Kjell Qvale, owner and founder of San Francisco-based firm British Mo...
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Janak Solanki Nov 19, 2012
Looks nice and snug
Colby Church Nov 17, 2012
Lol @Edgar
Edgar Jauregui Nov 17, 2012
ya this is a nice mustang :)
Connor Garrett Koerbitz Nov 17, 2012
All of the buttons/controls even air vents are ford.
Matt Sutton Nov 17, 2012
Ya know...it does look quite similar to my old '00 gt. good eye.
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 17, 2012
The dash, steering wheel, and transmission cover all look like this period Mustang... I guess that was some additional help from the Oval they didn't mention in the article...
Jay Kolvenbag Nov 17, 2012
That looks pretty good
Timothy Hooker Nov 17, 2012
yup from a 99 mustang gt. that's the car I had.
Edgar Jauregui Nov 17, 2012
Ok so according to others I was right this isn't the cobra engine xd
Clay Williams Nov 17, 2012
Dodge challenger used to have a massive mountain looking thing under the hood but then the trashed it because they realized it looked rediculous.
Joseph Di Grande Nov 17, 2012
Yea this is definitely the 4.6 2V SOHC V8 that came out of the Mustang GT from 99-04. NOT the Cobra at all.
Daniel Picha Nov 17, 2012
That does NOT look like the SVT cobra engine. Looks more like a SOHC 4.6L out of a mustang GT.
William Downs Nov 17, 2012
But then again people who don't really appreciate a car, when they go shopping for a new car don't wanna see a messy engine bay, that's the main reason they use the stupid covers, the sound and heat use is there justifiable reason
William Downs Nov 17, 2012
Its got nothing to do with them believing they reduce noise.. its proven that they do, they also help reduce ambient temps in the engine bay, the plastic and heat/ sound absorbing material applied to the underside of the panels do reduce heat and sound but not enough to ruin the engine bay with them
Jordan Jackson Nov 17, 2012
The current camaro's engine cover is huge and obnoxious, IMO, lol
Timothy Hooker Nov 17, 2012
I remember seeing this everyone I opened up my hood in college. such a great little engine
Chris Gaines Nov 17, 2012
manufacturers claim they reduce engine noise and vibrations.. as long as they believe that, they'll never get rid of them
Clay Williams Nov 17, 2012
We should start a partition to ban those god awful plastic engine covers. They're just pathetic.
William Downs Nov 17, 2012
No they just didn't care, this w as back when engine boys were littered with plastic covers, just an engine and everything in the open so u can work on then instead of digging around trying to get to stuff, reather have an engine bay like this then the dressed up wire hidden ones of today
Adam Beiersdorfer Nov 17, 2012
Boy, this time period really didn't know how to dress an engine up much did they?
Description: The production version debuted in 2000 to mostly good reviews. Noted for its good handling, performance and the three position "roto top", some found fault with various quality issues but th...
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Bradley Walter Nov 17, 2012
That's a whole lot of money for a 12 year old mustang gt convertible.
Description: Its performance is also solid, with a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 158.5 mph. This automatic gearbox-equipped example (a manual transmission was also offered), comes complete wit...
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Edgar Jauregui Nov 17, 2012
i rather use those 37k and get a new 5.0 mustang... better performance, better looks
Ross Taylor Nov 17, 2012
Mustang GT power, not cobra power
Donte Perino Nov 17, 2012
IMO it looks great!
Jommel Marcella Nov 17, 2012
Not really.
David Hicks Nov 17, 2012
Eye-catching, but not in a good way.
Chris Gaines Nov 17, 2012
slk profile
Janak Solanki Nov 19, 2012
I was thinking catfish. Just needs some whiskers on the side.
Adam Thomson Nov 17, 2012
LOL youre right:b
Rockesh Boulder Nov 17, 2012
Maybe it was designed by one too :P
Adam Thomson Nov 17, 2012
Looks like a drunk badger
Tyler Chess Nov 19, 2012
I was liking the car then I seem the rear Lol