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1984-1989 MARCOS Mantula specifications

1984-1989 MARCOS Mantula specifications Classic and Performance Car

The Mantula was a welcome return to basics for the reborn Marcos company of the 1980s. Powered by the venerable Rover V8 engine, and featuring a body that was a subtle development of the Dennis Adams-styled body, but with more effective aerodynamics, the Mantula continued offered big-engined thrills for a modest outlay. In 1986, a Spyder version was introduced for the first time, and an updated independent suspension set-up helped keep all of that power on the road. More modest Cortina-powered versions were also available.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £16,694
  • Price (excellent)
    £10,000
  • Price (good):
    £8,250
  • Price (average):
    £6,500
  • Price (project):
    £3,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    5.7secs
  • Top speed:
    155.0mph
  • Power:
    190.0bhp
  • Torque:
    220.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    19.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    electronic fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, Panhard rod, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    spaceframe
  • Transmission:
    Five-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4153mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2273mm
  • Width:
    1588mm
  • Height:
    1080mm
  • Weight:
    900kgs
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