- Jun 7, 2010
Man, Sorry Just Doesn't Cut It: Porsche Panamera Turbo by Mansory
Mansory Porsche Panamera Turbo – Click above for high-res image gallery
Enough is enough here, people. Sure, Mansory has given us a couple of lookers, like the Bugatti Veyron Vincero and the Aston Martin Cyrus. But there isn't enough carbon fiber in the world to make up for some of its more questionable lapses in judgment. We're talking here about the Pepto-pink Bentley, the gilded Rolls, and this latest Porsche Panamera.
Now the renderings which Mansory released back in October didn't look bad, per se. At least not in relation to the unfortunately-shaped vehicle on which it is based. But somewhere along the line from conception to realization, all measure of good taste appears to have gone right out the window. One of the many windows, anyway.
It's hard to argue with what Mansory has done under that long front hood. After all, what's not to like about boosting the Turbo's output from 500 horsepower all the way up to 690? The claimed four-second 0-62 sprint is hard to find fault with too. But they've lost us after that. The exterior has been fitted with an outlandish carbon fiber body kit, including front skirt, hood, LED running lights, wheel arches, side skirts, diffuser and rear wing. And those specially-designed wheels, of course. But if you can't stand the sight of the garish bodywork, don't even dare check out the custom interior with its Polo-Sport-on-acid two-tone leather upholstery. If you're a glutton for punishment, though, you can check it all out in the gallery below. Just don't say we didn't warn you.