Mansory is back at the Geneva Motor Show, and for 2016, it's turned its attention to the Ferrari 488 GTB, adding 129 hp and way, way too much carbon fiber.
European tuners show up at the Geneva Motor Show in spades to display their very expensive wares in hopes of finding a handful of buyers. The only way to set your company apart is to make cars that are increasingly extreme. Mansory is no different, and to keep up with competitors it has brought the 1,600-horsepower Carbonado GT to Switzerland.
As far as tuning companies go, Mansory isn't exactly known for its restraint. That's why this Bugatti Veyron-based Vivere is a little shocking to us. In terms of ostentatiousness, this thing is actually pretty tame, especially considering how over-the-top Bugatti itself can go with its legendary supercar.
Mansory has, yet again, taken a supercar and turned the dial up to 11. Or maybe 12 or 13. This time the base car is none other than the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, a V12-powered GT car. Compared to Mansory's previous Ferrari GT-based creation, the Rambo-inspired Stallone that had used both the 599 and 612 as its base, the new La Revoluzione is a welcome departure.
The Mansory Stallone you see above isn't the first such transmogrification of a Prancing Horse. This one is based on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, but the first honor, as far as we can tell, went to the Stallone based on the 599 GTB Fiorano. The F12 version was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this year, but we missed out, and we were sure you wouldn't want to miss it.
For those fortunate enough to own a Lamborghini Aventador who feel that the car just isn't unique enough on its own, Mansory will gladly take some more of your money to create this Carbonado. At last year's Geneva Motor Show, we saw this car painted up in bright orange, and now, at this year's show, we get to see what the Aventador looks like in completely exposed carbon fiber.
Swedish designer Eduard Gray, who you've heard of via the Dartz Jo-Mojo and Pombron Nagel concepts and delightful Saab 92010 Sixten concept, is back at the drawing board penning boats and matching supercars. Following the Strand Craft 122, the Xhibitionist is a 75-meter superyacht with unmissable automotive cues, and it is said to be the inspiration for the Xhibit-G supercar.
We got our first look at this carbon-clad Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 from Mansory at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, but at the time, we didn't have many details on the car except that its massive V12 had been massaged to produce 754 horsepower and 553 pound-feet torque. Now the German tuner has released more details and photos of its unique creation, dubbed Carbonado.
Under its current management, Lotus has proven nothing if not ambitious. Lotus can't achieve its goals without help from the outside, however, and thus has has teamed up with established racing teams to field cars under the Lotus name in countless motorsport series, hunted for new capital from external investors and collaborated with Mansory to customize its vehicles. It's that last joint venture that the British automaker is now preparing to expand.
We haven't found any official info on it yet, but this is the Mansory take on the Lamborghini Aventador. As with the German tuner's work on the McLaren MP4-12C, the Aventador is rather toned down for a Mansory. It gets new bodywork up front that includes wider fenders squeezing a narrower hood, and a larger lower intake with carbon fiber protruding everywhere.
We'll admit when we saw drawings of the McLaren MP4-12C as tuned by Mansory we thought it just another Mansory moment. Perhaps it was the dull grapefruit color, muddy black contrasting bits and burnt yellow wheels. However, seeing it in person at the Geneva Motor Show, we'll admit it has our attention. Yes, it's overdone. But that crimson starfire metallic paint, properly glossy carbon fiber and muted gold ten-spokers are something we'd rock for at least one night.
The Geneva Motor Show party can't really begin until Mansory shows up, and here they are with a McLaren MP4-12C that has been turned into "a work of art." Since Mansory makes most of its paintings in carbon fiber, that means new hood, roof, rear wing and mirror housings as well as wider fenders that stretch the car by 60 mm. Let's not forget the unique daytime driving lights, either. Mansory touts its work as being not only beautiful but better for acceleration, braking and fuel economy.