• Sep 16th 2009 at 3:41PM
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Mansory Cyrus -- Click above for high-res image gallery

When Mansory wants to give it to us good, they know how. This is the Mansory Cyrus (Khouresh Mansory told us that Cyrus was the first king of Iran), and – even though every other colleague here disagrees with us – we feel it the best use of carbon fiber we've seen since we've been here. The car is DB9-based and has been redone in aerospace, pre-preg carbon fiber, and gets 28 extra horses.

Well, all except the rear fenders because they couldn't shape the carbon fiber accordingly, so the carbon fiber -- extended in width by two inches from the original car – is glued to the standard panels with adhesive bought from Lamborghini. Otherwise it's all CF. No, the roof scoop isn't functional – but beauty makes no promises to functionality. You can also get the DBS done up thusly, and although we don't know what that car is called, we hope it's Xerxes. The Cyrus will run you €380,000 on top of a DB9. We won't call it money well spent... but we'd spend it.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Did you say "€380,000 on top of a DB9"?
      The DB9 by itself is around $200,000 if I'm not mistaken.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I looked it up at http://www.mansory.com/. From the source, the Cyrus is DB9 or DBS based.

      It is NOT One77 based considering there are none currently produced but the prototype. I am guessing Mansory copied the unique One77 styling to mimic with the CF front and tail end of the Cyrus.

      I still gotta wonder about the mention of gluing the CF parts onto the body panels though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Given the other shapes present, I don't buy the story that they couldn't shape the rear fenders in CF... I would buy the story that the rear fenders are an integral part of the cars structure, and therefore couldn't be replaced (_if_ that is in fact the case)...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The people at Mansory have got to have debilitatingly gigantic cahones...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It certainly seems like Mansory designers are in desperate need for some serious education...in terms of actually making a car look nicer rather than just throwing in bunch of expensive products and hoping for the best!
      • 6 Years Ago
      WHY WON'T THEY STOP????????????
      • 6 Years Ago
      the roof scoop screws the whole car up and instead of me saying "wow cool" I now lean towards "wow lame". One of their rotors has surface cracks in it as well.
        • 6 Years Ago
        looks more like an outline of where the brakepad for the emerg. brake might have been applied during shipping?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, I think that is just a pad outline on the rotor. The car probably sat for a long time with the parking brake on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wowowowow.. unbelievable!

      I love it all except for the roof 'scoop'
        • 6 Years Ago
        So it's a stick on carbon fiber kit?

        Seems like a good waste on money to add weight to a car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is a bit much.

      So dark, and so visually textured, you can't really tell what you are looking at.

      The roof scoop is the pointless bit, and should have just been left off.

      And it seems like they have done the impossible, and turned an expensive, exclusive DB9 or DBS into a wannabe. A wannabe One-77.

      I can kind of see doing some of this stuff to spice up the visuals of a DBS... the side extractors and the big grille, without the ill-conceived hood. No roof scoop, and just a bit of exposed CF to show the construction, but mostly painted.

      Somewhere between a stock DBS and this overboard effort, would be a very nice custom Aston Martin with a few cues from One-77, where One-77 has it's own outlandishness, in some of it's proportions, like it's HUGE rear fenders, and front side intakes clipping into the headlight design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      So the carbon fiber was glued on top of the original panels? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of making carbon fiber panels?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm in shock, but good shock.
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