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Marcos Mantara '00

Marcos Mantara '00 (2000)

Reference ch. 0093
Make Marcos
Model Mantara '00
Type cabrio
Construction year 2000
KM 45800
Cilinder displacement 3947
Gears manual
Steering left hand drive
Marcos was a British sports car manufacturer. The name derives from the surnames of founders Jem Marsh and Frank Costin. In 1992 Marcos left the kit car business and launched the Marcos Mantara that was sold through dealers in limited numbers. The main difference between the Mantara and the Mantula was the adoption of McPherson strut front suspension in place of the Triumph suspension, which in turn resulted in a wider front track, different bonnet, and flared front arches. The Mantara was powered as standard by a 3.9-litre Rover V8 or a 4.6 as an optional extra. For a return to GT racing, a range of modified Mantaras was also produced in the LM (Le Mans) versions. In order to qualify as a production vehicle, road going cars were also made. Several version of the LM were made such as the LM400 (with a Rover 3.9-litre engine), LM500 (Rover 5-litre) and LM600 (with 6-litre Chevrolet small-block V8). Only 30 road-going LM cars were ever built, and of these only one was a road-going LM600. Specifications Length : 415 cm (163.4 in) Width : 159 cm (62.6 in) Height : 118 cm (44 in) Wheelbase : 227 cm (89.5 in) Weight : 1020 kg (2249 lb) Engine : V8 3947 cc (241 ci), front-mounted 16 valves Lucas L-Jet fuel inj. 5-speed manual gearbox 193 bhp at 4750 rpm 319 Nm at 3600 rpm Top speed : 226 km/h (142 mph)
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