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De Tomaso Mangusta

Fans of the hit Hollywood movie series Kill Bill will recognize the De Tomaso Mangusta. It was driven by the titular character in Volume 2.

“Mangusta” means “mongoose” in Italian. It seems a strange name for a car at first, but dig a little deeper and reasoning emerges:

It was rumored that a deal between De Tomaso and Carrol Shelby turned sour. Shelby is of course famous for the Cobra. And what does a Mongoose kill? That’s right, cobras.


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