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|De Tomaso unveils all-new MANGUSTA
|With the launch of a new De Tomaso model, the famous Italian brand is put
firmly at the forefront of driving enthusiasts minds. Two examples of this exciting
grand tourer, including one featuring the latest Visteon technology, are on display on
Todays Mangusta is a continuation of a revered name first introduced
in 1967. The all-new Mangusta, like the 1960s Mangusta, has a US-sourced Ford V8
engine. The engine offers dazzling performance combined with reliability, which is
essential for a GT car in todays increasingly demanding market. A superbly designed
and crafted exterior and interior continue Mangustas focus on high quality.
De Tomaso all-new Mangusta
|A key selling point is the cars innovative three-position roof. It
can be powered down entirely, used in the targa position, or completely closed with the
centre roof section in place. Production of the Mangusta begins later this year. Sales
will initially start in Europe, with United States sales beginning early next year. The
price of the car, while not finalised yet, is targeted to be in the SFR 135,000 range,
which is about $ 100,000.
|Guara - A True Italian Performance Car
|De Tomasos Guara offers potential buyers the opportunity to own a
sports car truly tailored to them. And with no more than 50 Guaras being made each year,
it will be a genuinely exclusive car.
Two models will be offered, in Coupe and Barchetta
(open) form. Powered by a 320 bhp 4,6-litre engine, the Guara, weighing 1,200 kg (Coupe)
or 1,050 kg (Barchetta), offers stunning performance in a nimble and sensibly-sized
package. A six-speed transmission completes this lightweight performance package. Unlike
many other super cars, however, Guara will offer the dependability that comes from using
proven, reliable components.
De Tomaso Guara
|Featuring double wishbone
suspension and coil springs all around and anti-roll bars front and rear, Guara offers
exceptional handling in a car that has already been referred to as a racing car for
the road. Eighteen-inch magnesium wheels are fitted with Michelin MXX tires, to
enhance Guaras roadholding. And with short overhangs front and rear, it is easy to
place this exciting sports car on the road.
All Guaras will be hand-assembled at De
Tomasos Modena factory, drawing on a skilled workforce experienced in making
specialist sports cars. Using a dedicated team of technicians, every Guara will be fitted
to the drivers requirements. Not only does this include the paint colour and type of
interieur trim used, but also the drivers position, which will be tailored to suit
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