An extreme makeover for an already extreme supercar

YouTube personality Shmee recently took a trip to the Mansory headquarters in Germany to take a look at the tuner’s three new projects that it created to celebrate its 30th anniversary as a company. One of those three models is the Mansory Cabrera, a ridiculous aftermarket creation based on the already ridiculous Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.

In typical Mansory fashion, the Cabrera goes extreme in ways Lamborghini never did when it created the Aventador SVJ. Shmee was on hand to give us a close look at the Cabrera and all its infinite glory.

Does the Cabrera name sound familiar to you?


It should, at least if you followed the development history of the model that came to be known as the Huracan. When rumors started flying that Lamborghini was developing the successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo, people referred to the developmental model as the Cabrera, a nod to one of the five historic lines of Spanish bulls that the “Gallardo” name is also a part of.

The Gallardo’s successor ended up being named the Huracan after a specific Spanish bull that fought in 1879. Little did we know that somebody else had plans to use the Cabrera name six years after the Huracan was launched.

What’s so special about the Mansory Cabrera?

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For starters, it’s a Mansory creation, which is special enough on its own. But there’s more to it than that, too.

The Cabrera, together with the Mansory Le Mansory, was created to celebrate the German tuner’s 30th anniversary.

The two exotic builds were supposed to debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, but with the coronavirus effectively putting the entire world on lockdown back in March, Mansory had no choice but to find alternative ways to introduce the Cabrera to the world.

What’s Shmee’s involvement in all of this

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Shmee, or Tim Burton in real life, is one of the most recognized car bloggers in the world. The London-based YouTube personality is a fixture in a lot of exclusive debuts, and it comes as no surprise that he was invited to Mansory’s headquarters to not only showcase the Cabrera on his YouTube channel but, more importantly, to take it out for a spin around town.

How did Shmee take to the Mansory Cabrera?

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As you might expect, Shmee was all-too-eager to talk about the Cabrera to fans of his YouTube channel. It’s not at all surprising since Shmee is known for doing comprehensive walk-around videos of cars that make it to his channel. He didn’t waste time with this one, too, pointing out immediately how the Cabrera is a completely rebuilt car that’s now completely made from carbon fiber.

You can see the exposed carbon fiber throughout the body, and the panels that aren’t seen are dressed to the nines in the Vento Verde Satin Green paint finish that Mansory cooked up on its own.

From there, Shmee gives us a good look at the rear section of the Cabrera, which is probably the most radical-looking area of the purpose-built supercar. From the enormous rear wing to the quad exhaust pipes that look like jet turbines to the equally imposing double diffuser, the entire rear section setup is about as extreme as you can get on a supercar.

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That also holds true in the front where Mansory completely recreated the look of the Cabrera, moving completely away from the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ on which the Cabrera is based. Some elements of the Aventador SVJ remain in the Cabrera — the active flaps and Lambo’s ALA system are still there — but a lot of it has changed though Mansory’s doing. The new LED headlamps, in particular, give the supercar a completely different look. The splitter design and the endplates that wrap around to the side panels also give the Cabrera a distinctive appearance.

All that said, the most distinctive design element of the Cabrera can be seen all over the car. The entire engine cover, the cooling vents, and even the shark’s fin-styled spine that runs towards and connects to the wing are all made from carbon fiber.

Even the louvers, mirror caps, and even the wheel covers — yes, there are wheel covers — are all made from top-grade, stealth-weaved naked carbon fiber.

The Mansory Cabrera isn’t just all-looks, is it?

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No, it most certainly is not. Underneath the all-new bodywork is a modified version of Lamborghini’s irrepressible 6.5-liter V-12 engine. Lamborghini developed the V-12 to produce an insane 759 horsepower and 537 pound-feet of torque. With these numbers, the Aventador SVJ can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.8 seconds and hit a top speed of over 217 mph.

The tuner didn’t elaborate on what it did to the Aventador SVJ’s V-12 engine, only saying that its engineers rebuilt the massive engine to unlock more power out of it.

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The result speaks for itself; the heavily tuned V-12 engine can now produce a whopping 800 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque. Do the math and you’re looking at improvements amounting to 41 horsepower and 42 pound-feet of torque.

The increased output manifests itself spectacularly in the Cabrera’s performance times. Mansory claims that its mental monstrosity is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds before peaking at a top speed of 220 mph.

Shmee can probably afford one, but can we?

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The short answer is no. Between its super exclusive status — only three conversions will be built — and the sticker price of a stock Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, the Mansory Cabrera will go down as one of the rarest and most expensive cars Mansory has ever built.

The Aventador SVJ is priced at over $500,000, and that’s without Mansory’s conversion. Opt for the full boat of upgrades and your cost could balloon to seven figures easily.

Perhaps it’s better to simply admire the Mansory Cabrera from afar. Watching this video is a good way to get that ball rolling.

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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