Mantula - Coupe
The Mantula was introduced in 1983, based on the 3 Litre with revised styling, the Rover V8 engine and an updated interior featured. Very few of these cars were factory built, and approximately 170 cars left the factory between 1983 and 1992. Independent Rear Suspension was introduced to the Mantula in 1986 (both Coupe and Spyder models). It was fitted utilising a Ford differential, unequal length wishbones and A-frame developed by Marcos, transforming the ride quality of the range, the live axle was phased out on factory built cars at this stage. It also had disc brakes. IRS was available to both components cars and factory built models uprights
Mantula - Spyder
The Mantula (S) was introduced in 1985. This was the first introduction of a convertible Marcos, bar the Fastback Spyder. Again, very few cars were factory built, 119 spyders were produced from 1985 to 1992.
Along side the 3.9 engine option the Ford 2 litre DOHC engine was available as a more economic and less powerful version of the Mantula. Both available in spyder and coupe format.
T Top Marcos Mantula