Pegaso was a Spanish automobile and truck manufacturer from the 1950s to the 1990s. The brand has received an international following due to its unique powerplant and distinctive styling. While the vehicles were engineered for performance, cost efficiency was an important factor in the car's design.
The Pegaso vehicles had larger, more powerful engines than other cars in the Spanish market. They were usually equipped with a single-cam five-liter V8 engine capable of producing up to 180 horsepower.
The vehicles had an impressive top speed, with a top speed of 152 miles per hour being reached in the experimental racing model.
Pegaso vehicles were offered in both sedan and convertible body styles. Both versions had several engine and gearbox options, such as a five-speed and six-cylinder engine.
The interior of the Pegaso vehicles featured leather, wood, and chrome detailing with luxurious amenities such as reclining seats and air conditioning.
The vehicles had a high-performance suspension tailored to meet specific roads and conditions.
The exterior design of the cars featured a sporty Yet timeless look, and many Pegaso models came with specially designed alloy wheels.
The brand was known for its powerful brakes system and for being capable of reaching high speeds quickly.
Many Pegaso vehicles featured independent coil-spring suspension, a key component of the brand's cars.
The Pegaso emblem was modeled after the brand's founder, Emilio de la Cuadra's favorite bird, the Spanish Imperial Eagle.
The vehicles were built at the Pegaso factory near Barcelona, which still operates today, manufacturing automobiles and trucks.