Mansory is a German-based luxury and performance car modification outfit. It was established in 1989, borne out of the dream and passion of one man – Kourosh Mansory.
In the world of high-end tuners, Mansory has been able to create its own platform with an unapologetic approach to car makeovers. Mansory cars are often characterized by upgraded engine performance, an abundance of carbon fibre and deeply polarizing designs. It is impossible to be on the fence about Mansory – you either love it or loathe it.
The company regularly receives harsh criticism for going overboard with its designs. That doesn’t seem to bother Mansory and his team anyway. The fact that the company has been in existence for over three decades proves that there are people out there who are not only Mansory loyalists but also have the financial willpower to make their dreams a reality.
In this article, we check out a few of the extreme machines conceived by the creative minds at Mansory.
In stock form, the Ford GT looks dainty, fragile even, with a design that emphasizes aerodynamic efficiency over all else. It contrasts sharply with Mansory’s vision of what the second-generation Ford GT should look like. Meet the Le Mansory Ford GT, arguably the wildest-looking Ford GT variant today. The supercar was unveiled to celebrate the Mansory’s 30th anniversary and typifies what the German tuner is all about. With the Le Mansory, the Ford GT gains an aggressive carbon-fibre kit that adds 2 inches to the car’s width. The headlights have been redesigned, while exaggerated side skirts, hood scoop and a massive rear wing complete the exterior look. The car gets a power bump, too, with the 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 now good for 700 hp, compared to 660 hp for the regular Ford GT. Only three units of the Le Mansory were planned, each costing north of $2 million.
The Linea Vincero D’Oro is the result of Mansory’s intensive customization program for the Bugatti Veyron. Mansory describes the car as an artwork on wheels. While that might be a stretch, there’s no denying the visual intensity of the carbon-fibre-draped D’Oro. It is a one-of-one build and boasts modified fenders, a shortened bonnet and a unique front apron with a stylized letter ‘V’ (a nod to the car’s Vincero name). The carbon fibre, infused with copper threading, is unique to Mansory and complements the other gold-coloured features of the car. The interior is equally even more ‘over-the-top,’ with special LED placements, gilded elements on the steering wheel and embossed leather upholstery. Bugatti’s formidable W16 engine has been upgraded to ensure the Vincero D’Oro is not all about cosmetic enhancements. It now makes 1,109 hp, up from 1,001 hp in the standard Veyron.
Think of the Centuria as a Chiron on steroids, and you won’t be far from the truth. This monstrosity billed as Chiron 2.0, is the result of some pretty wild thinking by the design team at Mansory. It’s more than a few surface cosmetic touches. No, the Centuria got a full-on makeover that includes over-the-top carbon fibre work and a completely new aero package. Mansory also went bonkers on the interior with a new ergonomic steering wheel, leather quilting and blue and aqua accents everywhere you look. At $4.8 million, the Centuria carries a hefty premium over the standard Chiron.
The simplistic style and elegance of the Aston Martin DB11 made it endearing to many, though, for different reasons. For the Mansory team, that understated design language was the perfect blank canvas to create something decidedly more flamboyant. The stock DB11 in Mansory hands undergoes a transformation that includes a carbon fibre front fascia, prominent air intakes, hood vents, side skirts and a massive rear diffuser. The interior has been stripped out and re-upholstered in a distinctive silver finish, complemented with more carbon fibre and Alcantara elements. An engine remap also sees the twin-turbo V12 pushing out 700 hp, enough for a 3.4-second 0 – 60 mph sprint. These upgrades don’t come cheap. A Mansory DB11 Cyrus will set you back about $800,000. Any takers?
The Carbonado Evo is one of the most extreme Aventador-derived variants from the German tuning house. It is based on the Aventador S Roadster, but instead of 700 bhp, this V12 carbon-fibre-monster pushes out 1,250 bhp! The Carbonado Evo has the looks to match that ludicrous amount of power. The dark menacing look is inspired by stealth aircraft, with several flicks, grooves and vents that help direct airflow. Mansory relies on forged alloy wheels and Pirelli P Zero tyres size 255/30ZR20 front and 355/25ZR21 rear to put all that horsepower down. The Carbonado Evo needs just 2.6 seconds to hit 62 mph and will keep accelerating until it maxes out at 236 mph.
The Mansory Stallone GTS is based on the Ferrari 812 GTS, the convertible variant of the 812 Superfast. The Mansory Stallone GTS keeps the Ferrari V12 powerplant, but power has increased to 830 hp. Design highlights include a gilled fender vent, vertical aero-blades above the front splitter and a big rear wing to complete the exterior appearance. Mansory’s familiar bold design theme continues on the interior. The Daytona Gray example shown here is complemented with an electric blue interior layout. That bright colour is broken up by milky-white striped accents, creating a nice contrasting effect. The Mansory Stallone GTS can be yours for around $690,000.
The McLaren 720S is one of the most exciting modern supercars, and it is no surprise that it caught the attention of Mansory. Their take on the British supercar is, unsurprisingly, much more daring. The Mansory McLaren 720S was first unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show. Dubbed the ‘First Edition,’ the satin-white car has no shortage of forged carbon fibre and aero appendages for visual appeal and additional downforce. Mansory has since released a ‘stealth’ version of the 720S, similar to the silver one but all done up in black. Be prepared to shell out over half a million dollars if you are interested – or you can simply shop around for a McLaren 765LT.
Cormeum is the name given to the SLS AMG after it has been through Mansory’s extensive customization program. The highlight of the reworked car is the striking carbon shell which covers the entire exterior. Deep grooves, prominent vents, and a huge wing present a much more aggressive appearance than a regular SLS AMG. It is also about 200 lbs (91 Kg) lighter due to the extensive carbon fibre treatment. Drivetrain modifications include a high-flow air filter, exhaust and a remapped ECU. The upgrades help boost the Cormeum’s power output to an impressive 731 hp. By comparison, the stock SLS AMG is rated at 583 hp.
Mansory cars are known for their shock effect, and this one-off is a definite stand-out with the choice of colours and an asymmetrical two-tone scheme. The Mansory Vitesse is a nod to the equally garish Vitesse Rose showcased by Mansory in 2009. A carbon fibre kit comes standard, while the contrasting colour theme is visible throughout the car. A Mansory Vitesse nameplate on the interior boldly declares that this is a ‘one-of-one’ model. The Mansory Vitesse is a brisk mover, too, able to hit 62 mph in 3.3 seconds and continue to a top speed just north of 200 mph.
The SF90 Stradale is Ferrari’s most powerful production car yet, with 1,000 hp on tap from its hybrid powertrain. Mansory has now taken the hypercar, cranked up its style and performance, and created a monster dubbed the Mansory F9XX. The new bodywork boasts forged black carbon fibre with yellow accents. A front clip adds more downforce on the front axle, while a new rear diffuser increases downforce on the rear axle. The Mansory F9XX also gets a new exhaust system, with four tailpipes below the giant spoiler. The engine below the carbon fibre hood pumps out 1,100 hp, good enough to rocket the car to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds and a top speed above 220 mph.