• Nov 14, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Rinspeed LeMans

It appears that German tuner Mansory isn't content doing outrageous things to Ferraris, Rolls-Royces, Mercedes, Bentleys and Aston Martins. They apparently want to do similar things to Porsches as well. To make things easier on themselves, they have decided to just purchase a firm that already does wondrous things to Zuffenhausen's finest. Mansory has purchased the Porsche-tuning arm of Rinspeed and renamed it Mansory (Switzerland) AG. The deal is a bit complex, but Rinspeed Inc. will continue to operate as a separate entity, and will continue to do additional automotive work in the future, and the Porsche-specific side of the business now belongs to Mansory. So while Mansory will now be able to offer cars like the "Rinspeed" X-Treme Cayenne, Le Mans 600, Imola and Indy 4S, Rinspeed will continue to build its wild and wacky show cars, like the Splash, eXasis, and sQuba. Got it? Good.





[Source: 4WheelsNews]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Nooo! Leave the damn car alone! Mansory make kits for über-rich 16 years olds.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mansory does some unforgivable things to beautiful and amazing cars, while Rinspeed also makes tasteful and/or powerful upgrades to Porsches and also mad, crazy, insane but really cool and fun concepts.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Porsches are so wonderful-- and expensive-- as they come out of the box. This whole notion of "improving" on them has always been a tough one for me to understand. IT takes gall if nothing else.

        Rick Ratliffhttp://www.porscheophile.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      So much for Rinspeed being relevant. Mansory is absolutely awful. Lord only knows how they have the money to buy Rinspeed's Porsche arm, let alone still be in business.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rinspeed Porsches are usually unbelievable. I hope Mansory doesn't mess with the simple beauty of the Rinspeed kits.