• Aug 9, 2007
Click for more images of this Mansory-tuned Vanquish S

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]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      at least they didnt touch the DB9 which is better looking than the Vanquish
      • 7 Years Ago
      First, the car really looks like a rice car and that is a real shame because the car is probably one of the most stunning works of art on four wheels ever made. So with that in mind and as my Italian parents would sometimes tell me....."Ma Stephan......where are your eyes.....Santa Lucia.......you must be blind"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does it buzz as it drives by? Will it sting you with luxury?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The DB9 is far better looking, mostly because of the more modern design. The vanquish has lots of weird surfaces that are ugly in the back
      • 7 Years Ago
      Mansory's next project: pimping out DaVinci's Mona Lisa!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yuck.

      Oh, and stefan: you don't get out much, do you? A stock Vanquish is one of the best-looking cars of any era, in my opinion and that of LOTS of other people.

      But that thing is hideous.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I too second this motion as this automobile is about elegance, not about being another bee in the hive..
        • 7 Years Ago
        you can add my opinion to that list
      • 7 Years Ago
      the vanquish ''best looking cars of the modern era'' that's the first time i heard that, the mansory vanquish is even uglier than the normal one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      >,> I don't see how this is ugly. I think the color is nice.

      Whatever, either I don't get this or you guys are looking for something to hate.

      Anyway, overall style wise for Aston Martin looks nice but their engine and reliability seems... lacking. yeah yeah they put a production model in the Le Mans and etc.. but I don't think this car is worth it.

      I rather have a TVR Sagaris. (I think they're in the same price range >,>)
      • 7 Years Ago
      @Jon

      Poor Jon,
      Maybe a friend has a cluestick they could hit you with.

      Have a nice day. /sarcasm
      • 7 Years Ago
      My eyes... The goggles, they do nothing.
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