It’s true that Mercedes doesn’t offer a convertible version for its G-Class lineup, but at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Mansory wants to prove that a three-door cabrio body fits perfectly on the new-generation G500 . Like with all the other models the tuner is going to display in Geneva, the new Speranza also features a carbon-fiber body kit, an updated interior and an amazing update for the V-8 engine.
For the exterior, Mansory has installed wider wings that make the Speranza about 0.78 inches wider and in the same time they provide a more masculine look. Up front, the model received a new front bumper with integrated LED daytime running lights, a carbon-fiber bonnet and new headlights. For the rear, Speranza received a new rear spoiler and a spare wheel cover made of carbon fiber.
The package also requires new side skirts and new wheel arches that hide the new, forged 24-inch wheels in ten-twin-spoke design and wrapped in high performance 305/35 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tires.
In order to increase the V-8’s output, the tuner installed new pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, crankshaft, crank, cylinder head, plus a newly designed exhaust system with double stainless-steel tailpipes. The result is an output increased from the standard 385 horsepower up to 700 horsepower, while the peak torque is limited to 663 pound-feet.
Gallery Mercedes G-Class
MANSORY is a world renowned specialist, when it comes to the exclusive refinement of luxury automobiles. And with the refinement program MANSORY SPERANZA, based on the Mercedes-Benz G 500 model the company from Brand near Bayreuth in Germany once again recommends itself as the premier address for sporty accessories and exciting styling. Firm owner Kourosh Mansory has expanded his existing refinement program to the five-door long versions of the G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG with the three-door MANSORY SPERANZA Cabrio.
The self-confident design of the exterior alone makes the MANSORY Cabriolet look like a real eye-catcher in the uniform streets. Perfectly finished wings made from ultra-light carbon fibre broaden the body shape by 20 millimetres and characterise the masculine look of the aerodynamics. It is matched by the stylishly coordinated components of the front bumper with the integrated LED daytime running lights and the carbon fibre bonnet.
The proprietary developed main headlights are also the centrepiece of the new MANSORY Lightelements design, which give the SPERANZA a completely selfcontained look. In addition to the elegant design of the lights this also includes clever solutions like the hidden indicators. These no longer squat clumsily on the wings, but are now embedded in the nine pinhead-size recesses underneath the headlights. The new width, amongst others, is responsible for the self-assured appearance of the SPERANZA Cabrio. Thanks to the wider wings and the side skirts the G model has grown by 20 mm in width. The wheel arches which have been stretched to the side are filled by forged wheels, which celebrate their world premier in the GRONOS. The rims with the ten twin spokes measure 24 inches, which are coated in ultra-highperformance 305/35 Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tyres. At the back the rear spoiler in a new design and of course the spare wheel cover made of carbon fibre round off the transformation of the SPERANZA Cabrio.
As sporty as the conversions of MANSORY look, they also offer a lot under the bonnet. For this MANSORY has completely reworked the eight-cylinder engine of the G 500 and installed genuine motor racing components. Engine pistons, connecting rods, rod bearings, crankshaft, crank, the cylinder head and many other parts now meet the high demands of Kourosh Mansory. Together with the newly designed exhaust system from the manifold right up to the double stainless steel tailpipes, which poke out before the rear wheels, resulting in superior performance characteristics. Instead of 385 hp (285 kW) the SPERANZA Cabriolet achieves an impressive 700 hp (515 kW), while the maximum electronically-limited torque increases to 900 Nm.
The exclusive exterior, is of course not inferior in any way to the interior styling. MANSORY’s upholsterer only allows pristine leather to cover the interior. The perfect finished hides are distinguished both by their durability as well as by their particularly pleasing look. The exquisite overall impression of the sports steering wheel with airbag and aluminium pedals has been refined.