2012 Mansory Carbonado ‘Black Diamond’
Carbon as far as the eye can see: the ultra-light and ultra-strong material of carbon is already present in abundance in the standard version of the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. In the MANSORY CARBONADO model, of which only six specimens are being manufactured, MANSORY continues to use the material consistently as the main component of all its bodywork elements. Each individual element of the MANSORY aerodynamic design is produced with perfect surface finish using the prepeg autoclave method and then built s eamlessly into the car. And so the Aventador is transformed into the MANSORY CARBONADO, the most exclusive carbon compound found on the roads – the Black Diamond of the streets.
The series version of the Lamborghini alread y makes opulent use of the ultralight and high-strength material carbon fibre. And MANSORY continues this use as the main element of its bodywork components. Ev ery single element of the MANSORY aerodynamic design is manufactured to perfect finish quality in the prepreg-autoclave process and fitted snugly into place on the vehicle.
The eye-catcher of the CARBONADO`s ne wly designed front body is the striking apron with its optimised air inle ts for improved ventilation of the front coolers. In combination with the new fr ont lip and its proprietary daytime driving lights, MANSORY not only achieves an aggressive look, but also generates additional downthrust. The front wings, as well as the bonnet, are removed and replaced with proprietary versions. The sides grow by 40 millimetres in width on the front axle and an impressive 50 millimetres on the rear axle. Newly desi gned side sill sets are also fitted. These steady the airflow between t he axles and, thanks to built-in channels, direct additional cool air to the drive uni t and the rear brake system. The diffuser integrated into the new r ear apron stabilises the rear at high speed and, in connection with the enlarged rear wing, produces contact pr essure at the rear axle. The body package is completed by exchanging the roof and engine-compartment covers with carbon-fibre elements.
But it is not only through attractive des ign that MANSORY’s customised Aventador impresses. Thanks to an optimised engine-management system and a high-performance exhaust system, both engine pow er and acceleration are improved. Thanks to 754 PS / 555 kW at 8,300 rpm and 750 Nm at 6,000 rpm, the 12-cylinder accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in a br eath-taking 2.8 seconds. The top speed of 355 km/h is also higher than with the basic vehicle.
As a perfect wheel-tyre combination, MANSOR Y fits striking, ultralight forged rims with carbon-fibre inlays in the sizes 9.0 x 20 and 13.0 x 21 with tyres in the sizes VA 255/30 ZR20 and HA 345/25 ZR21.
The extensive interior additions provide a perfect completion to the Lamborghini customisation programme. It goes without saying that only the most luxurious materials are used. The treated leather for the seats and dashboard is both particularly hardwearing and unusually soft. The natural product, with its individual grain and perfectly crafted stitching, gives a feeling of extravagance to the newly designed airbag sports steering wheel. To emphasise the interior’s sporty character even further, MANSORY installs non-slip aluminium pedals and real carbon-fibre components.
MANSORY Design & Holding GmbH offers only its in-house developed tuning accessories. The company does not offer its own make as “complete” vehicle, neither does the company deal with such type of vehicles.
Story by Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A.
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|type||Professionally Tuned Car|
|built at||Santa’Agata Bolognese, Italy|
|engine||L539 60º V12 w/Dry Sump Lubrication|
|block material||Aluminum-Silicon Alloy|
|valvetrain||Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT|
|fuel feed||Sequential Injection|
|displacement||6498 cc / 396.5 in³|
|bore||95 mm / 3.7 in|
|stroke||76.4 mm / 3.0 in|
|power||515 kw / 690.6 bhp @ 8250 rpm|
|specific output||106.28 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||425.77 bhp per tonne|
|torque||690 nm / 508.9 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm|
|body / frame||Carbon Fiber Panels over Carbon Fiber Semi-Monocoque w/Aluminum Front & Rear Subframes|
|wheel type||Aluminium Alloy|
|front tires||255/35R19 Pirelli|
|rear tires||335/30R20 Pirelli|
|front brakes||Inner-Ventilated Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers|
|f brake size||38 x 400 mm / 1.5 x 15.7 in|
|rear brakes||Inner-Ventilated Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/6-Piston Calipers|
|r brake size||38 x 380 mm / 1.5 x 15.0 in|
|front wheels||F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in|
|rear wheels||R 50.8 x 30.5 cm / 20 x 12 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones w/Inboard Dampers|
|r suspension||Double Wishbones w/Inboard Dampers|
|curb weight||1622 kg / 3572 lbs|
|weight distro||43 % / 57 %|
|wheelbase||2700 mm / 106.3 in|
|front track||1720 mm / 67.7 in|
|rear track||1700 mm / 66.9 in|
|length||4780 mm / 188.2 in|
|width||2030 mm / 79.9 in|
|height||1136 mm / 44.7 in|
|transmission||ISR Robotized 7-Speed AMT Gearbox|
|tran clutch||Double-Plate Clutch|
|top speed||~350 kph / 217.35 mph|
|0 – 1/4 mile||~10.5 seconds|
|0 – 100 kph||~2.9 seconds|
|urban fuel econ eu||27.3 L/100 km or 8.62 mpg-us|
|extra urban fuel econ eu||11.3 L/100 km or 20.82 mpg-us|
|combined fuel econ eu||17.2 L/100 km or 13.68 mpg-us|
|fuel capacity||90 litres or 23.76 gal.|