Mansory never passes up a chance to showcase its new projects in an auto show as big as Frankfurt.
So with the event scheduled to open to the public in a few days, the Swiss tuner extraordinaire has officially dropped the details on all of its Frankfurt -bound models.
One of the programs you’ll see is for the McLaren MP4-12C and you only need to be a fan of the British supercar to appreciate the level of work Mansory put into it to make it look and perform like a reborn exotic with stunning good looks and monster muscles under its hood.
In so many ways, this is typical Mansory — in a very good way. It’s not content on just rolling out the usual catch-as-catch-can program in an attempt to illicit a reaction. All of its projects come with a seal of awesomeness we don’t always see from other aftermarket companies.
That’s probably why the company saves its programs only for events like Frankfurt and quite frankly, we have no problem with that because at the end of the day, there will always be something to look forward to from this company when auto show season is in full bloom.
(Click past the jump to read more about the McLaren MP4-12Cf by Mansory}
Carbon fiber has always been at the heart of a lot of Mansory’s projects. The MP4-12C adds to that long list of esteemed programs and its clear from the get-go that the Swiss tuner wasted little time decking the supercar with enough carbon fiber to last a lifetime.
The ultra-light hood, for one, has been redesigned to include exposed carbon-fiber sections in an effort to aid in the supercar’s improved aerodynamics. Equally noteworthy is the addition of daytime running lights, as well as more use of carbon fiber on the custom roof, the front and rear apron, the mirror housing, and the wings. All of these carbon-fiber bits were developed and added into the MP4-12C to not only improve the supercar’s aerodynamic credentials, but also aids in improving fuel consumption brought about by the reduced weight of the exotic.
A new wing profile, which Masonry combined with the diffuser, was also installed to deliver better contact pressure on the rear axle and finally, a new set of custom 20-inch forged light-metal wheels were also installed, giving the supercar the kind of comprehensive of exterior modification that Mansory is famous for.
One thing you can count on Mansory is its insistence on giving the interior of its programs the kind of upgrades that few in its class can compete with. Fine leather treated by master craftsmen is almost always present and it’s no different with this one.
What makes it stand out even more is the two-tone accent of the mint green-like paint finish similar to the color of the supercar’s body. A newly designed sports steering wheel is also offered, as are aluminum pedals and plenty more carbon-fiber elements that really draw out the luxurious character of the MP4-12C.
Given the Swiss tuner’s love for putting more power under the hood of its projects, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that this MP4-12C was going to be treated to the same level of respect.
As such, the upgrade includes a new high-performance exhaust system, a new engine-management system and a sports air filter with increased airflow. With all these modifications in tow, Mansory increased the output of the MP4-12C to an impressive 670 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 498 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 to 6,500 rpm — up from the stock 616 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.
If those numbers aren’t impressive enough on their own right, consider that the MP4-12C can now hit 60 mph in just under three seconds to go with a new top speed of 219 mph.
Don’t expect this program to come cheap because it’s not. Far from it, actually. For all the bells and whistles that come with this program, Mansory will gladly give you one for the tidy price of €420,000, which is around $556,500 based on current exchange rates.
Back at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, fellow Swiss tuner Fab Design presented its own program on the MP4-12C, aptly called "Chimera". Of particular note was the noticeable lack of carbon fiber used in that project relative to how much Mansory used on its own program.
Fab Design’s Chimera program also had its own power upgrade, although peak numbers "only" netted 631 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 443 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm with top speed estimated at 204 mph.
We already know how far Mansory goes to give its programs that true one-of-a-kind look to it. The MP4-12Cf project further drives home that point. There’s a lot of carbon fiber in there, which should bode well for those who love the lightweight material, but for all that’s been added, the half-a-million price tag, which we assume includes the supercar itself, is still pretty steep.
- Carbon fiber overload
- Nice two-tone green-and-black combination
- Power upgrade is impressive
- Cheaper programs
- Will catch too much attention
Gallery McLaren MP4-12Cf by Mansory
Deeply rooted in the MANSORY philosophy is the motto of always supplying prized automobile possessions. With the customised McLaren MP4-12C, the luxury manufacturer from the Bavarian town of Brand has once again succeeded in delivering another such highlight.
In particular the body package makes it clear that MANSORY wanted to differentiate itself significantly from the series vehicle. Besides design elements such as the ultralight bonnet with exposed carbon-fibre sections or the proprietary daytime driving lights, a number of targeted measures deliver a boost in aerodynamics.
Be it the roof, the front or rear apron, the mirror housing, or the wings, which widen the vehicle by 60 millimetres, all components are made of carbon fibre and hardened in the autoclave under high pressure and temperature. This high-tech process brings some impressive benefits: Both the acceleration values and the braking distance and fuel consumption are improved by the reduction of the vehicle’s weight. Furthermore, the newly designed side sill set steadies the airflow between the two axles. A wing profile, in combination with the diffuser, delivers greater contact pressure on the rear axle.
The improved agility and handling that this delivers provides scope for increased performance. Here, too, MANSORY applies its considerable expertise. MANSORY offers the centrepiece of its customisation programme with a powerful performance enhancement. The upgrade includes a high-performance exhaust system, a new engine-management system and a sports air filter with increased air throughflow. The combination of these components results in a power of ca. 670 PS / 493 kW at 7,100 rpm (series: 608 PS / 447 kW at 7,000 rpm). At the same time, the maximum torque climbs to an imposing 675 Nm, which is available in the range 3,000 to 6,500 rpm (series: 600 Nm at 3,000 – 6,500). After modification, the top speed is 353 km/h.
In line with the McLaren’s dynamic new presence, MANSORY fits the two-seater with striking light-metal wheels. Manufactured using forging technology, these wheels are ultralight and especially robust. On the front axle, the selected wheel-tyre combination is 9.0Jx20-inch with tyres of the size 245/30ZR20. At the rear, 11Jx21-inch rims are paired with 305/25ZR21 tyres.
The finest materials are used in the interior, giving occupants a feeling of the utmost comfort. The leather of the MANSORY’s interior is treated by master craftsmen and is both especially hardwearing and extraordinarily soft. Only flawless natural hides are fitted in the interiors and stitched with contrasting thread by the in-house saddlery. The newly designed airbag sports steering wheel, the aluminium pedals and the real carbon-fibre elements complete the exquisite overall feel in the McLaren MP4-12C. MANSORY achieves the perfect symbiosis of sports functionality and luxurious ambience.
MANSORY – the specialist for high end car-refinements and innovative engineering design offers the refined McLaren MP4-12C for a price of 420,000 euros net.