Somewhere in this world, there’s somebody willing to shell out over $1.65 million for a car. Sure, it’s a supercar and its actually a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, but for that price, you can actually settle for about five standard Aventadors in different colors, right?
Well, for the few people that can shell out that much money on an exotic without even breaking a sweat, Mansory has the car for you.
It’s called the Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado Apertos and Masonry will offer just three examples for sale, which is the likely reason for the huge price tag. Besides its exclusivity, the Aventador Carbonado Apertos is the kind of car that only a Swiss tuner with the reputation of Mansory can build.
You want an excess of carbon fiber on your Aventador? Check. You want an interior that’s dressed to the nines, tens, and elevens? Check. You want a car that has over 1,250 horsepower under its hood? Check.
That’s what you’re going to get with this crown jewel program and if you happen to have plans to go to the Frankfurt Auto Show , you can see one of the three models up close and personal.
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Knowing that this car is probably going to be talked about for years to come, Mansory gave everyone a lot to discuss with the upgrades it did on its exterior. The bodywork, for one, is completely rebuilt from carbon fiber, while also adopting what the tuner calls the ‘world-exclusive’ Stealth Look, inspired by the stealth aircraft.
Masory installed a specially designed to improve the car’s downforce, while new air intakes improve airflow coming into and out of the new front spoiler. Similarly, a new full carbon bonnet was also added into the mix, as were new and improved daytime running lights.
New side skirts are also part of the Carbonado Apertos package, drastically improving the supercar’s side profile, while also increasing the Aventador’s handling and aerodynamic characteristics.
And finally, a striking rear spoiler — also made from carbon fiber — makes its appearance on the back of the Aventador. It’s not just a cosmetic upgrade, as that spoiler also acts as a perfect tool to improve the supercar’s downforce even when its traveling at high speeds.
It’s a two-seat roadster, so the amount of upgrades is limited by the actual size of the cabin. Having said all that, Mansory made good use of what it could work on by treating the interior of the Aventador Roadster with the highest quality leather $1.6 million can buy. From the seats, to the instrument panel, all the way to the doors, the black leather with matching yellow stitching builds up the character of the Aventador Roadster to new heights.
Oh, and by the way, the interior also received a new sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals and numerous carbon fittings. Don’t worry, you can be excused in not noticing from the start after drowning in all that fine leather.
Technically speaking, the stock Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 engine that produces 700 horsepower and 509 pound-feet of torque. Apparently, even those gaudy numbers weren’t good enough for Mansory.
Just like the Aventador Carbonado ], the roadster counterpart benefits from a completely rebuilt engine that sees its pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, crankshaft and the entire cylinder head all replaced with motorsport components, while also adding two of its turbochargers into the mix.
The net result is a supercar that now pumps out 1,250 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 2.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 236 mph.
We already mentioned that the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Carbonado Apertos will cost €1.25 million, which is about $1.65 million based on current exchange rates.
Only three units will be built, which is half as many as the six-strong Aventador Carbonado.
Speaking of another aftermarket company offering a limited-run program for the Lamborghini Aventador, Oakley Design’s Dragon Edition certainly fits that bill.
The good news about the Dragon Edition is that it comes with its own extensive aerodynamic and performance program and it doesn’t cost $1.65 million.
The bad news about the Dragon Edition is that even with the improved power, it’s 760-horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque output doesn’t even come close to what the Aventador Roadster Carbonado Apertos is capable of.
If we had that kind of money lying around in our office, we wouldn’t waste a minute in ordering up this program. That’s how mental the Aventador Roadster Carbonado Apertos is. But we only have $1.60 in loose change around here, which means that we’re $1,649,998.40 short of the price tag Mansory is looking for.
Guess we’ll leave those three units for those with deep pockets.
- Exterior is carbon fiber heaven
- Interior dress-up adds class and sophistication
- Not much to say about 1,250 horsepower
- Limited to only three units
- Better use of all that money
Open for exclusivity: MANSORY puts the crown on the CARBONADO and takes off the roof. In the same Coupé lavishly dressed in carbon fibre based on the Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador the luxury refiner now also presents the Roadster - and the CARBONADO APERTOS will only be available exactly three times more often.
Which three customers are awarded the honour will be a tough decision. The demand will certainly be very strong, the CARBONADO APERTOS is a genuine MANSORY though. Because where Lamborghini thought they had built with a surplus of carbon, the manufacturer shines with its core competence. There is no company name on the market that has such a close connection with carbon as that of MANSORY. In in-house autoclaves the specialists manufacture and process the ultra-light and high-strength material from the world of motor racing and are therefore not dependent on suppliers. This gives absolute freedom in scope, design, fit and individualisation.
Best proof of this is the completely redesigned bodywork made from carbon fibre in the world-exclusive Stealth Look. The conceived reliance on the shape of stealth aircraft find its full expression at MANSORY, when the specialist gifts the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster a unique design with an appropriate stealth carbon texture. In addition to the optics the technology also reaches new highlights, for example, the striking air intakes optimize the new front spoiler for the flow of fresh air to the radiator. Together with the specially designed front lip there is also an improved downforce for more traction in the marginal area. Unlike the stealth shape of the carbon the completely newly developed daytime running lights can be clearly seen even from a distance.
On the sides the striking side skirts and the larger wheel arches demonstrate the hand of the house of MANSORY. At the front the body has grown by 40 at the rear even by an impressive 50 millimetres in width. Also here looks and functionality go hand in hand. Because the new carbon components not only look diabolically good, they also act as air controller and even feed fresh air both to the unit under the new full carbon bonnet as well as to the rear braking system. The newly developed diffuser and the striking rear spoiler are responsible for perfect routing effect of the air flow underneath the vehicle.
All of these technical improvements are necessary because the CARBONADO APERTOS significantly exceeds the performance figures of the series Aventador. MANSORY has namely rebuilt the V-engine with its 6.5 litres of displacement. Pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, crankshaft, cranks and the entire cylinder head were replaced by the team of Kourosh Mansory with full-fledged motorsport components and at the same time two original MANSORY turbochargers were installed. In addition the CARBONADO APERTOS also received a completely new custom exhaust system from the engine to the stainless steel tail pipes on the rear. The result of this extensive rebuilding process is a boost in performance, which even the most demanding connoisseurs had not expected: from 700 hp (515 kW) MANSORY pushes the power output to a peak of an incredible 1,250 hp (920 kW). The maximum torque had to be electronically limited to 900 Newton metres by the engineering department. The all-wheel-drive sports car doesn’t need more than 2.6 seconds to sprint from zero to 100 km/h and only stops accelerating at 380 km/h.
In order to transfer this power of the completely reworked twelve-cylinder engine onto the asphalt, MANSORY only relies on forged light-alloy wheels in 9x20 and 13x21 inch size with carbon inlays and the ultra high-performance Pirelli P ZERO tyres in sizes 255/30ZR20 at the front and 345/23ZR21 at the rear.
As if the refinement needed additional features, the upholstery has also continued in the cockpit. As with the aerodynamic components, the performance gains, and the wheels MANSORY only thinks in superlatives when it comes to interior refinements. The leather alone combines the properties which would otherwise involve compromises, but it is extremely durable and yet supple as a real leather glove. The covered seats and the instrument panel harmonise perfectly with the new sports airbag steering wheel, the aluminium pedals with the knobs and the numerous carbon fittings.
The transformation of the closed Aventador to MANSORY CARBONADO Coupé will only appear in an extremely limited edition of only six. The CARBONADO APERTOS is therefore twice as exclusive.
MANSORY – the specialist for high end car-refinements and innovative engineering design offers the CARBONADO APERTOS in a limited edition of 3 cars for a price of 1.200,000 euros net.
For more information about the exclusive programme for Lamborghini, please visit the web site www.mansory.com