• Sep 9, 2010
Mansory's take on the Maserati Gran Turismo S – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mansory, a "specialist for refining luxury automobiles," has had its way with the Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo S. The black-and-redness you see above is the result. Carbon fiber does duty on spoilers and aprons at the front and back, as well as the grille and trim for the new duct work. It's definitely... polarizing, but this one-off Maser is certainly less outrageous than some of Mansory's other creations.

There are about 30 more horses under the hood, and a tuned suspension will have you rolling 30 millimeters lower to the ground via a set of Mansory-designed wheels. If you want to know more, check out the press release after the jump. If you think you're ready to lay eyes on it, there's a gallery of high-res photos below.



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MANSORY tweaks trident –
Exclusive tuning programme for Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo S.


MANSORY has long been known has the specialist for refining luxury automobiles. Now, the company from Brand in Bavaria has added an additional traditional brand to their tuning portfolio. The stylish and sporty conversion of the Maserati GranTurismo is once again proof of the fact that MANSORY has excellent know-how when it comes to customising Italian premium sports cars. Besides, the star, Emily, Flying B, leaping race horse, Bugatti oval and Aston wings, MANSORY products now also adorn sports cars with Neptune's trident.

In the first instance, the eye is drawn to the striking MANSORY bodywork modifications: a newly designed front spoiler with discreet spoiler lip gives the front a significantly more sporty appearance, and the carbon fibre radiator grille highlights the famous Maserati trident in the centre of the grille. Additional air inlets and outlets enable the new light-construction bonnet to optimally regulate the temperature in the V8 engine compartment. The GranTurismo seems much closer to the tarmac thanks to the drawn-down deep door-sills. The carbon fibre spoiler lip at the back, the carbon inlay for the integrated exhaust pipes in the rear apron and a diffuser complete the sporty look. All add-on parts are made from carbon fibre and are manufactured by MANSORY using autoclave prepreg processing.

To ensure extra focus to the sporty add-on parts, MANSORY uses progressive sport suspension in the front and rear axles, which lower the vehicle's centre of gravity by around 30 millimetres. Contact to the tarmac is maintained by 255/30 R 20 front tyres and 305/30 R 21 tyres at the back. MANSORY is the first manufacturer worldwide to market forged wheels exclusively for Maserati GranTurismo models. On request of the customer, these wheels are sprayed in the colour of the vehicle and decorated with black accents.

The Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo S also gain power under the bonnet, thanks to MANSORY. A performance-optimised ECU, an air filter with increased air throughput and a sports exhaust system with two double-suction tail pipes enhance the performance of the V8 aggregates by 30 HP each (series: GT 405 HP / GTS 440 HP). At the same time, the torque is increased by around 40 Nm compared to the series models (GT 460 Nm at 4750 / GTS 490 Nm at 4750).

The interior features MANSORY's own brand of upholstery. The finest materials have been processed in traditional top-quality craftsmanship to add that individual touch to the inside of the MANSORY GranTurismo. The leather used by MANSORY for the interior is hard-wearing yet exceptionally soft. The chequered stitch in the ornamental seams on the inside makes for elegance as well as sportiness. Wherever you look: expert handcraft, individual design and top quality. The aluminium pedals and new ergonomically designed sporty steering wheel are additional visual highlights.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Please correct the misspelling in the first sentence:

      "Mansory, a "specialist for refining luxury automobiles,"
      should be
      "Mansory, a "specialist for rUining luxury automobiles,"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mansory: turning cars into turds
      • 4 Years Ago
      Risotto!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Another detestable distortion from the 'tuner' who should please tune out! Autoblog please don't pay any more attention to them so that they'll just go away!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gorgeous car except for the wheels which I think are a bit over the top. I could with flat black wheels.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does Mansory actually sell any cars? Does anyone know?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably. There are a lot of people out there with spray-on tans and spikey hair.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably. There are a lot of people out there with spray-on tans and spikey hair.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They appear to have lifted the Citroen DS3's DRLs wholesale. Not a bad effort by their standards, but it's all relative.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fug.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the polar bear represents the perils to animals due to poor ecological stewardship, what mammal is endangered by Mansory's poor taste?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Anything with eyes would be good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy cow ... I have to go with my first glance ... the stock Turismo is a bore... and I'm a car guy to the fullest... i really wanted to like this car, but the more i saw them around here in WLA and in photos...never grabed me... but hold on... imagine picking up your 1st grader in this thing... ALL the kindergarden teachers would wet their panties...you'd be nuts to drive this thing... count me in.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The regular Gran Turismo is one of the most beautiful cars on the road... this version of it does nothing to improve upon that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You mean you don't like riced-out Italian GTs??? But dawg, this one's got underbody neons!
        • 4 Years Ago
        > The regular Gran Turismo is one of the most beautiful cars on the road
        LOL ^^^
        • 4 Years Ago
        For that kind of money it needs another 100 horsepower or more. Or rather 100 more torques (gotta love that britishism!)
        • 4 Years Ago
        I disagree..

        I see them alot n IMO the car looks good... but IMO isn't no where near the best looking on the road.. not to mention its engine is underpowered and its not really that fast.

        IMO
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hate Mansory and the black lipstick they put on this otherwise wonderful car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with the OP. The Gran Turismo is gorgeous, and this is too boy-racer for such a classy, elegant car. If they want a supercar level GT, handle it the way Ferrari did the 599 by creating the 599 GTO.

        I either want to see a "stock" GT, or a GT that looks ready to tackle the Nurburgring. This one here looks like it's a stock GT that falls asleep thinking it might be fun to cruise the Nurburgring sometime in it's life.....if Maserati is creating a high-performance variant, I want it to look straight up mean; I want to Nurburgring to tremble at the idea of the GT tearing it up. Spoiler, carbon-fiber seats, weight shedding, incredible horsepower bump, etc. Street-legal racecar.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think its magnificent. The regular car is beautiful no doubt, but understated. I believe this has character, but just enough to not be over the top. It definitely could have been pushed over.
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