- Aug 9, 2007
Aston Martin Vanquish S by Mansory, as in "Man, sorry"
Somewhere in Heaven, an angel has lost his wings. For there can be no excuse for letting this one slip by without payback. The Aston Martin Vanquish S is one of, if not the, best looking cars of the modern era. Those bulging flanks somehow merge raw aggression with sensual curves that result in a form that melds elegance and high performance in one. And look at what German tuner Mansory has gone and done to it.
Rather than just redo some engine bits to boost the already prodigious V12 output to ludicrous capabilities, they kept it stock. What they focused on instead were upgrading the brakes (now bigger Brembos) and wheels (20-inch forged alloys with 275/30R20s up front and 315/35R20s in the rear), and lowering the ride height by a full inch using higher performance springs. That's all fine and dandy, but it's what they did next that should have them banned from Aston Martin tuning forever.
Mansory fitted its own carbon-fiber front spoiler that incorporates a new grille, CF side air intakes, and a new rear fascia with a carbon-fiber diffuser. It might not sound that bad, but this is one car that doesn't need any help in the styling department, at least not on the outside. They've even fitted some anodized aluminum air outlets on the hood, and chrome -- yes, chrome! -- stripes on the trunk. Really it's not as bad as we're making it out to be, but they unfortunately chose a black and yellow paint scheme for the show car that makes our eyes involuntarily search out forks to impale themselves upon. If that heresy isn't enough for you, Mansory will go as far as your budget or conscience allows.
[Source: Inside Line]