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The Top Marques Monaco is without question one of the most important dates on the tuning calendar, particularly because of the location it’s held at every year. Nothing speaks more to millionaires throwing their money around than Monte Carlo, and some of the best tuners use that platform to show off their latest programs.

Now that the 2012 Top Marques Monaco has come and gone, we can definitely say that the tuners in attendance gave us programs that were for the books. One in particular was Mansory , which only recently wowed us at Geneva with not one , not two , not three , but four programs for some of the finest exotics in the land.

For their Monaco offering, the Swiss tuner brought their very first program for the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder , appropriately called "Monaco."

As you can expect, Mansory did some serious bodywork upgrades on the 458 Italia Spyder, complete with a body kit that’s made out of carbon fiber. The kit includes a restyled front apron with air inlets for the front coolers, a new bonnet, side skirts with integrated ducts, a rear skirt with an integrated diffuser, carbon blades that replace the rear window, and a rear wing. All told, the carbon fiber components shaved of 60 kg (132 lbs) from the supercar’s overall weight.

Under the hood of the Italian stallion, Mansory reprogrammed the ECU, the sports air filter, and the sport exhaust, translating to an increased output of 590 horsepower and 413 lb/ft of torque with a 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.

UPDATE 07/10/2012: Youtube user, Marchettino, was able to film the Mansory 458 Italia Monaco at an undisclosed auto show in France, providing a more in-depth look at the modified supercar. Check it out after the jump!

Check out videos of the Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder Monaco by Mansory after the jump!

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After Prestige Cars in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. listed a Rolls Royce phantom-based Pininfarina Hyperion just a couple of months ago, the exotic sports car dealership in one of the world’s richest cities recently listed an extremely rare 2012 McLaren MP4-12C by Mansory for an undisclosed figure.

Unfortunately, no official details about this specific unit have been released, but we can only assume that it’s identical to the ‘stock’ tuned MP4-12C by Mansory. If that’s the case, then it means this specific example features an uprated 3.8-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine which has been fitted with a new high-performance exhaust system, new engine-management system, and a brand new sports air filter.

As a result, the MP4-12C by Mansory is said to produce 69HP more than the standard car, lifting horsepower from an already impressive 592hp to 661 horsepower and 498lb-ft of torque. This, consequently, lifts the MP4-12C’s top speed dramatically to 220 mph. That’s an impressive lift of 13mph over the standard car, meaning that the additional aerodynamic work conducted on this tuned example have really helped the car slice through the air at high speed.

As mentioned, no pricing details have been released about the following car, but a price almost double that of the standard MP4-12C wouldn’t surprise us in the slightest.

So, in conclusion, are you prepared to fork over the cash for this technically-impressive, but downright ugly supercar?

Lotus Evora by Mansory

Partnerships and collaborations have become an increasing trend in the auto industry these days, and we need to look no further than the agreement struck up between Lotus and Mansory to know that the trend is on the upward tick.

The British automaker and the Swiss tuner recently announced that the two companies will be working hand-in-hand with each other for a number of future projects.

While details are still slim pickings at this point, the partnership between the two will make Mansory the "official customization studio" of Lotus with the former working hand-in-hand to build and contribute "bodywork, trim, and special finishes" for some of the latter’s vehicle offerings, including the Evora , Exige , and Elise .

According to Wolf Zimmerman, Lotus’ Chief Technical Officer, the partnership between Lotus and Mansory was sealed to further bolster the profiles of both companies, giving the tuner an opportunity to build programs for the automaker, similar to what they did last year when they debuted a program for the Lotus Evora at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show .

"Mansory are leaders in their field, and having worked closely with them on the Evora GTE and the special editions we’ve unveiled recently, we now wish to take the partnership to an official level," he said. "Together, I am confident we will continue to produce outstanding sports cars, with the bespoke qualities that many of our discerning customers look for."

The official timetable for the first tuning program under this new partnership will be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show this coming September. Be on the look out for that bad boy because something tells us it’s going to wickedly out-of-this-world.

You think a Lamborghini Aventador and a McLaren MP4-12C is enough work for a tuning company like Mansory ?

Guess again.

The German tuning company introduced their third presentation at the Geneva Motor Show, this time involving a fully customized Mercedes CLS 63 AMG . Nothing speaks more to Mansory’s capabilities than their expertise in turning a series-production CLS into a bonafide four-wheeled rocket.

The complete modification consists of a comprehensive aerodynamic program made entirely out of carbon fiber. Drawing from their carbon fiber experts, Mansory was able to build by new front and rear wings, new side sill sets and cladding, a newly designed bonnet, a redesigned front apron with daytime driving lights, a new rear apron, a newly-installed diffuser, a rear spoiler, and a new set of 20" ultralight forged wheels.

Inside, Mansory applied a luxurious touch-up to the CLS63 AMG that includes new aluminum pedals and footrests, an elaborately designed full-leather upholstery, polished entry sills, and floor mats with exclusive embroidery. Just like the body components, the interior also gets generous heapings of tailored carbon-fiber components for the dashboard and center console. Finally, the steering wheel gets newly designed ergonomics, further accentuating the improved interior aesthetic of the Mercedes coupe.

More than just being a pretty face, Mansory also sought to improve the car’s performance capabilities. With a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine that produced a stock 557 horsepower and 517 lb/ft of torque, Mansory modified the car’s programmed control unit while also adding a sports air filter for optimized oxygen supply to the high-performance engine. The improvements net 640 horsepower and 664 lb/ft of torque.

German tuning company, Mansory , spent a few months building an impressive list of models ready to be showcased at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show , and when Geneva opened its doors, Mansory blew us away once again with their Geneva offerings.

One that struck our interest is their take on the luxurious Bentley Continental GT . The expressive customization on the British luxury car involves an emphatic aero and performance kit that has turned the Continental into a genuine eye-catcher.

On the aesthetic front, Mansory went out and added a newly-designed front apron that includes proprietary daytime driving lights and an lightweight carbon-fiber bonnet. Even more carbon fiber was added on the front wings, while the newly designed side sill sets add 50mm at the front axle and 60mm at the rear axle, effectively widening the Continental GT’s stance. The program also has a new rear apron that not only delivers additional down thrust, but also creates enough space for the newly installed exhaust pipes. Finally, the German tuner fitted the British luxury sports car with a new set of 22" ultra light forged wheels.

Inside, Mansory dressed up the Continental GT with the finest materials you can find, including leather that has been treated by master craftsmen. There’s also a newly designed airbag sports steering wheel, aluminum pedals, door entry sills, and plenty of carbon fiber trim.

Going to the engine, the Continental GT already possesses a powerful 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces a stout 567 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque, but Mansory decided that wasn’t enough. They added a new sports exhaust system, a new sports air filter, and tweaked the ECU unit, resulting in an increased output of 672 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque. All that translates to a 0-62 mph time of 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.

Mansory’s first tuning package for the Geneva Motor Show was based on a 2012 McLaren MP4-12C and was something that could definitely allow us to appreciate the finesse of Mansory’s skills. Their package for the Lamborghini Aventador , however, is a completely different story. The standard Aventador is an amazing supercar, but somehow the tuner has managed to ruin that amazing image by adding way too much carbon fiber and way too many redesigned body parts.

First and foremost, the Lamborghini Aventador by Mansory has way too much carbon fiber for our liking, on both the outside of the car as well as the inside, but it also received a series of elements that don’t really fit in with the super car’s luscious exterior. Mansory put in over-sized inlet ducts on the front of the car, a new front apron, a new front lip, new front wings, and a newly designed bonnet.

What we do like on the exterior are the 20" wheels and the exquisite engine boost provided by the tuner. The V12 engine’s output has been increased from the standard 700 HP 8,250 rpm and 509 lb-ft at 5,500 rpm to 754 HP at 8,300rpm and 553 lbs-ft at 6,000rpm. As a result, the car will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 220 mph - a little 3mph improvement compared to the standard Aventador.

A Geneva Motor Show isn’t at all complete without the participation of one of the best tuners in the world, one that also calls Switzerland its home.

Days before the opening of one of the biggest auto shows in the world, we finally get an idea what Mansory has up its sleeve. One of their Geneva presentations is a new program for the McLaren MP4-12C , which comes complete with a full aero kit and a significant performance upgrade.

Diving into the body package, the British supercar received a host of new components, all of which were designed to deliver improved aerodynamics. The ultralight bonnet with exposed carbon fiber sections and the proprietary daytime driving lights are a good place to start. The program also comes with a new front and rear apron, new mirror housings, newly designed side sills, a new rear wing profile, and a new diffuser. All the components of this aero kit are made of carbon fiber, providing improved acceleration and braking power, while also improving the supercar’s fuel consumption due to the drastic weight savings.

As for the interior, Mansory knows only to use the finest materials in their programs and it’s no exception on the MP4-12C, thanks to plenty of high-quality leather stitched with contrasting thread by the in-house saddlery. In addition, there are also plenty of carbon fiber elements, as well as a newly designed airbag sports steering wheel and aluminum pedals.

The last part of the program involves the MP4-12C’s 3.8-liter V8 engine. Thanks to a new high-performance exhaust system, a new engine-management system, and a sports air filter with increased air through flow, Mansory was able to increase the MP4-12C’s output from the stock 592 horsepower @ 7,000rpm and 443 lb/ft of torque between 3,000 to 6,500rpm all the way up to 661 horsepower and 498 lb/ft of torque, culminating in a new top speed of 220 mph.

Updated 03/06/2012: We have added a new set of images from the car’s official debut in Geneva. Check the picture gallery to see all the images.

For all of their vast experience in the auto tuning world, Mansory has never built a project for the Audi R8. Sure, there have been Ferraris , Porsches , and Mercedes ’, but no Audis.

All that, however, is about to change since the German tuning company has brought their very first program for the Audi supercar. The package is actually for the R8 V10 Spyder , which will be introduced to Mansory expertise courtesy of cosmetic, aerodynamic, and performance upgrades.

Fresh off of the box are the aforementioned cosmetic and aerodynamic improvements, which include a new bonnet, a new front grill, side skirts, and a new rear bumper. There’s also a new front spoiler that provides more downforce, a new rear apron with an integrated rear diffuser, and a set of 20" lightweight forged Mansory wheels rounding out the physical modifications on the R8 V10 Spyder.

Mansory is also offering a comprehensive interior program for its customers. Depending on tastes and preferences, customers can choose to dress up their R8 V10 Spyder with a new leather upholstery with Mansory couture and carbon applications, illuminated door entry strips, and aluminum pedals and footrests.

Of course, making the car prettier is not the only significant part of this Mansory-tuned R8 V10 Spyder. There’s also the matter of the car’s 5.2-liter V10 FSI engine, which sees a significant performance upgrade in the form of a newly-installed sports air filter, and a news sport exhaust system. The resulting modifications give the R8 V10 Spyder a performance boost that takes an already powerful 525 horsepower all the way up to 552 horsepower, to go with an increased peak torque of 406 lb/ft of torque.

UPDATE 11/22/11: Mansory has released new photos of their work on the Audi R8 Spyder. It was later than we thought, but nevertheless, the photos are well worth the delay. Check them out in the gallery section!

Mansory is making it a trifecta as far as tuning debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show is concerned. On top of their new programs for the Audi R8 Spyder and the Bentley Continental GT , the German tuning company has prepared a separate project for the Mercedes SLS AMG .

Comprising of both aerodynamic and performance upgrades, Mansory’s program for the SLS AMG has all the makings of a can’t miss, even for the lofty standards the Mercedes supercar belongs in. Among the aerodynamic additions done include a number of carbon fiber components to the chassis as a way to improve on the SLS AMG’s already superb handling. As far as cosmetic body kits are concerned, the SLS AMG has been fitted with a new carbon bonnet, illuminated gills, new side skirts, a new rear spoiler, an optimized diffuser, and a set of 20" lightweight forged wheels. The interior of the SLS AMG can also be dressed based on the preferences of the customer with plenty of high-end options to choose from.

Performance modifications were also a top priority given to the SLS AMG. In this instance, the power boost comes from a high-performance compressor unit that has been added to the car. Together with a new sports air filter and a stainless steel sports exhaust system, Mansory was able to take the supercar’s 6.3-liter V8 engine and bump up the output from 563 horsepower and 480 lb/t of torque all the way up to 732 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 609 lb/ft.

The only concern we have with this project is that it looks strikingly similar to the SLS AMG by Hamann that is also present at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Of course, the package by Hamann produces far more power than the 636 HP from the Hamann Hawk.

Major auto shows like Frankfurt don’t come by without the participation of renowned tuning firm, Mansory. This year’s no different as the German tuning company has rolled out plenty of programs for some of the most expensive exotics on the market.

One of Mansory ’s offerings for Frankfurt is for the Bentley Continental GT and it comes with plenty of aerodynamic and performance upgrades. Speaking about the former, Mansory dressed up the Continental GT with a plethora of items made from lightweight autoclave carbon, including a new front and rear apron that’s been integrated with a new side skirt set. There’s also a spoiler lip, a redesigned engine hood and front fenders, and a new set of 22" alloy wheels. Interior improvements are also available as part of the package with customers getting free reign to design it according to their preference.

In addition to the aforementioned aerodynamic modifications, the Continental GT also gets an impressive power boost courtesy of a reprogrammed engine management system, a sports air filter, and a new sports exhaust system. All these additions took the Continental’s 6.0-liter bi-turbo W12 engine output from the standard 567 horsepower and 516 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 672 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque.

For a company that knows their aftermarket programs really well, Mansory’s new program for the Bentley Continental GT doesn’t disappoint.


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