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 |  Sep 03 2010, 2:10 PM

In our eyes, Mansory has become the undisputed king of building custom vehicles. From their Rolls-Royce Ghost to their Bentley Continental GT Speed, Mansory has found a way to excel in building off the excellent foundation that these luxury vehicle manufacturers have already released.

For the upcoming Paris Auto Show, Mansory has announced that they’re currently working on tuning packages for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Maserati‘s Gran Turismo model. If their Bugatti Linea Vincero is any indication of what they might have in store for the SLS AMG and Gran Turismo, it’s going to be a long month to wait until the October 2nd, 2010 event.

Currently not a whole lot is being revealed about the two projects, in typical Mansory fashion, and their website just teases that the Mansory customization based on the two models is coming soon. Mansory has been known for as many misses as hits over the past few years and we’ll keep our fingers crossed that they don’t butcher either of these stunningly beautiful models.

And as always, will be there to cover all the happenings from Paris. So stay tuned.

[Source: TopSpeed]

 |  Aug 05 2010, 8:41 PM


Mansory has just announced the one-of-a-kind Bugatti Veyron Linea Vincero d’Oro as a follow up to their Linea Vincero from last year. And in true Mansory fashion, the Veyron is adorned with some outlandish accents – this time in the form of carbon fiber with copper threads.

Compared to the run-of-the-mill Veyron, Mansory has shortened the hood and modified the fenders. The front has also been revised with LED daytime running lights. Side skirts and a new rear diffuser naturally fit into the package.

Now what makes this model so unique is the gold detailing sprinkled throughout the car. It’s a result of copper threads in the carbon fiber. Plus, the wheels, grille, door handles and fuel cap all get gold colored detailing. On the inside there are even more gold accents.

In the engine bay, Mansory increases horsepower output of the 8.0L 16-cylinder engine through a cold air intake and tuned exhaust system. This takes horsepower from 1001-hp to 1109-hp and torque from 922 ft-lbs to 966 ft-lbs.

We’re sort of glad that there’s only one of these out there. We’d hate to think more than one person would want to do this to a Veyron, never mind be able to afford it all.

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 |  Jul 29 2010, 9:39 AM


Well well well. One of the most beautiful (and most gratuitous) Aston Martins in the world is now for sale on JamesList courtesy of Prestige Cars Abu Dhabi. And if you’re unsure of what this beast is all about, we had previously posted up detailed photos when we spotted it in person at Frankfurt. But a quick summary is that Mansory took a DB9 and redid the entire body in full carbon fiber, widening it at the same time to mimic the styling of the One-77.

What we’re finding thoroughly entertaining about the listing is that there is little to no information on the car, as if it’s not required. Best of all, there’s no price listed at all but it’s available upon request – naturally. We’ll take a wild stab that if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

[Source: JamesList]

GALLERY: JamesList Mansory Cyrus Carbon Fiber Aston Martin DB9

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GALLERY: Mansory Cyrus Aston Martin DB9 in Frankfurt


GALLERY: Mansory Cyrus Aston Martin DB9


 |  Jul 14 2010, 9:44 AM

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German luxury and exotic car tuner Mansory has released details of its latest project, a modified Rolls-Royce Ghost and we’re surprised to report that it’s not an outlandish exercise in extravagance. Unlike past models, like the baby-pink Bentley or brilliant blue Panamera, Mansory opted to release what it calls the Rolls-Royce White Ghost, with a tame-by-Mansory-standards aero kit and some rather impressive wheels.

In the past Mansory was never big on engine tuning, but that seems to have changed with a new tuning kit for the twin-turbo V12 that pushes the engine’s output from 562-hp to 629-hp and torque all the way up to 634 ft-lbs, enabling a 0-62 mph time of just 4.5 seconds.

And in true bespoke tradition, Mansory also offers completely custom interiors. Check out the gallery below and get all the details after the jump:

GALLERY: Mansory Rolls-Royce White Ghost

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 |  Jun 07 2010, 9:11 AM

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No one has ever accused the Porsche Panamera Turbo of being a beauty queen, but German tuner Mansory has just given the car a makeover that will have you running to the nearest eye wash station.

Still, Mansory has your attention and that’s just what they want, because the German exotic car tuner isn’t looking to sell you a widebody kit painted blue – not today. Instead, Mansory is using this “exciting” looking Panamera to introduce its new Power Pack for the car, which increases power to 690-hp and 516 ft-lbs of torque. That’s enough to scoot the swoopy sedan to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 204 mph.

And hey, if you’re in the market for a crazy custom interior and some 22-inch wheels, Mansory can do that too.

GALLERY: Mansory Porsche Panamera Turbo

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 |  Feb 23 2010, 10:09 AM


It looks as though German exotic and luxury car tuner Mansory has got its hands on a new Rolls-Royce Ghost, which it will display at the Geneva Auto Show next week. The visual result is typically Mansory with lots of gold, including gold 22-inch wheels. Also in gold are several details, including the massive front grille. A complete aero package is also part of the modification process and the entire car has been painted in a royal blue.

Surprisingly, while Mansory normally steers clear of performance modifications the new twin-turbo V12 presents an easily-tunable package and so Mansory has swapped in larger turbos and upgraded the exhaust system to handle what is now a very impressive 720-hp (150 more horses than stock). Meanwhile, torque also increases drastically to 750 ft-lbs. As for the top speed, it has been increased to 193 mph.

We’ll be sure to bring you live photos of this potential monstrosity from the Geneva Auto Show with live coverage starting March 1st.

Click here for AutoGuide’s live 2010 Geneva Auto Show coverage starting Monday, March 1st.

GALLERY: Mansory Rolls-Royce Ghost


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 |  Dec 27 2009, 5:15 PM


First unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the carbon fiber bodied Aston Martin DB9 (first thought to be a DBS), drew crowds even when competing with the launch of exotics like the Ferrari 458. Needless to say, not all those examining the ultra-thick carbon fiber weave were in favor of the modification. Germany tuner Mansory has shown examples of such extravagance in the past, but never before on a model as noble as an Aston Martin.

Along with the photos we snapped at the show, we now have a whole gallery of pics Mansory has supplied, showing the carbon creation revving its V12 engine in the wild.

Along with the notable carbon bodywork, Mansory built the DB9 as a full widebody with a new front end mimicking the one found on Aston’s upcoming supercar, the One-77. Thanks to these new photos we also get a great new look at the car’s incredibly custom exterior.

GALLERY: Mansory Cyrus


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 |  Sep 16 2009, 11:05 AM


Germany exotic car tuner Mansory continues to one-up itself with custom creations, the latest of which is an exposed carbon-body Aston Martin DBS. Looking like something you might find on a race track with black wheels, wider fenders, a massive rear diffuser and an additional spoiler, this custom DBS also sports a very special front end.

This DBS, called Cyrus by Mansory, sorts a carbon version of the same grille that apears on Aston’s upcoming One-77 supercar.

Mansory hasn’t released any info on if the Cyrus has any engine modifications, but then under-the-hood work has never been their specialty. Besides, with a 510hp V12 engine, there’s already plenty of power on tap.

GALLERY: Mansory Cyrus


 |  Sep 16 2009, 10:10 AM


Move over Corvette, Barbie has a new ride.

German luxury tuner Mansory unveiled its latest and, quite possibly, most ludicrous vehicle to date at the Frankfurt Auto Show today. Called Vitesse Rosé, this completely reworked Bentley Continental GT Speed is most notable for it’s Barbie-pink paint. Or should we say matte-Barbie-pink.

While the pink paint is the most obvious, this Bentley Continental GT Speed also gets a complete Mansory aero kit including a new front bumper with wider openings, side skirts and a new rear bumper with a diffuser. There is also an exposed carbon fiber hood to drop a few pounds on the hefty Bentley, with a carbon rear lip out back that shows just a hint of carbon weave emerging from the paint.

Additional exterior details include the set of 21-inch wheels, but the real surprise is inside, where a pink and purple diamond stitched leather and Alcantara cockpit assaults the eyes.

If you’re life just wouldn’t be complete without owning this car then you’re in luck. The current model is spoken for but Mansory will build another one for 269,000 euros ($383,000) – plus the cost of a Bentley.

GALLERY: Mansory Vitesse Rosé


 |  Sep 11 2009, 9:35 AM


German luxury tuner Mansory is full of surprises. Just when you think the creative minds at Mansory might have reached the limits of excess by fitting a Murciélago exhaust to a Ferrari 599, painting an SLR in Matte gold or completely modifying a Bugatti Veyron, they do this. Called the Vitesse Rosé, this baby pink Bentley is a perfect Barbie-mobile.

While the pink paint is the most obvious, this Bentley Continental GT Speed also gets a complete Mansory aero kit including a new front bumper with wider openings, side skirts and a new rear bumper with a diffuser. There is also an exposed carbon fiber hood to drop a few pounds on the hefty Bentley, with a carbon rear lip out back.

Additional exterior details include the set of 21-inch wheels, but the real surprise is inside, where a pink and purple diamond stitched leather and Alcantara cockpit assaults the eyes.

Mansory will debut this Vitesse Rosé for the first time at the Frankfurt Auto Show next week. The car will be available in a limited edition for a price of 269,000 euros ($383,000).

GALLERY: Mansory Vitesse Rosé


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 |  Sep 04 2009, 10:00 AM

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European coachbuilder Mansory continues to take its tuning to new excesses with an even more extreme version of the Chopster – a modified Porsche Cayenne Turbo S.

With an almost completely carbon fiber body, including massively flared fenders there is also plenty of carbon fiber inside, with four carbon fiber sport seats. Plenty of work has been done under the hood as well, where the factory turbocharger have been replaced with larger ones to make no less than 710hp and 664 ft-lbs of torque. Mansory claims a top speed of 188mph, riding on an electronically adjustable suspension and a set of massive 23-inch rims.

Mansory plans to debut the new Chopster at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this month.

GALLERY: Mansory Chopster

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Gold SLR in Dubai Trumps Gold C63

Gold Veyron anyone?

 |  Mar 30 2009, 12:08 PM


No doubt you remember the gold C63 AMG from a few months back, well, those crazy guys in Dubai are back at it again. Thanks to our friends over at we have these images of a tremendously hideous gold SLR. Even the wheels weren’t spared in this ocular abortion. Thankfully our source tells us this is a wrap.

If you look closely in the pictures you can also spy a an SLR that appears to have Mansory’s Renovatio package. And what’s that even further back? Yup… that’s a black and gold Bugatti Veyron. Some guys have all the fun… and none of the taste.





[Source: Luxury4Play]

 |  Feb 17 2009, 4:02 PM


FAB Design, a German tuner shop famous for West Coast Customs-style rapper-trash modifications on Mercedes vehicles, has outdone itself by blinging out a Maybach 57 S. Notice we said, “ruin” in the headline.. with quotes… as Maybach models aren’t exactly gems to begin with.

Other than the obvious blue paint, the car features ASMA-like fenders that extend the width of the car by 30cm – essentially one foot (although that sounds like an exaggeration based on the photos). Up front a new bumper has some large square cutouts that match the rear exhaust outlets.

Inside the wheel wells are 20-inch rims, with some extra wider rubber that measures 265/30/20 up front and 325/25/20 out back.


FAB Design says that thanks to their engine tuning the car now makes 650hp and 756 ft-lbs of torque and can hit 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds. Top speed is rated at 186 mph – the same speed the Brabus modified Maybach achieved to set a record for the world’s fastest Maybach. Again, it sounds like FAB Design is embellishing.

The interior of the car features white leather and gobs and gobs of blue Alcantara.


On a positive note, the company did make use of some nice carbon fiber details around the door handles and other areas.

FAB Design says just 15 version of this vehicle will be built for customers and while we can see some of them being ordered, with Maybach’s low sales volume 15 sounds like wishful thinking.

FAB Design is usually at the Geneva Auto Show so we’ll be sure to get more info if we can. And if you thought this was over the top, we’re certain Mansory has something just as even more ridiculous in store for Geneva.


[Source: WorldCarFans via Auto Motor Und Sport]

1,109 hp Mansory Modified Bugatti Veyron

New Butatti tuning line to be called Linea Vinceró

 |  Jan 13 2009, 6:45 PM


Mansory has once again outdone itself, this time modifying a Bugatti Veyron. Alterations have been made in every area, including engine work and the interior.

The supercar will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in March but pictures of the wild machine were snapped at Prestige MCars Abu Dhabi – Mansory’s Middle-East partner.

On the outside the vehicle gets a significant makeover thanks to plenty of new carbon fiber body panels. Up front new LED light bars were added and the large frot nose of the beast now plays home to a stylized V shape. The V is for Vinceró, the name of this specific range of Mansory modifications for the Veyron. Along with a new carbon fiber hood, the Mansory Veryon also gets a carbon fiber front splitter.

The rear of the vehicle has also been significantly redesigned with two large carbon fiber peices. The engine cover now features larger openings to help keep the Veyron’s engine cool and a new carbon fiber diffuser has been added to reduce lift in the rear of the car.

As mentioned, the Veyron gets a boost in power – all the way up to 1109hp. Torque is also up significantly to 966 ft-lbs.

Mansory even went so far as to design and build a new set of forged aluminum wheels.

As for the interior, well, you just have to see it to beleive it. We’re not sure if they let Spiderman loose in there or what.