An aftermarket masterpiece in every sense of the word

Mansory has belatedly pulled the covers off of its latest masterpiece, the Ford GT “Le Mansory.” Initially scheduled to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the Le Mansory is the product of everything the German tuner stands for.

Modifications abound inside and outside of the Ford GT. It’s hard to expect anything less from Mansory, but this is no ordinary project for the tuner. The GT Le Mansory is limited to just three units, making it one of the rarest projects Mansory has ever created. Are you not intrigued?

Is this the most insane Ford GT in the world?

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It just might be. That’s just how Mansory rolls. We’ve seen a lot of high-profile tuners work on Ford’s resident supercar, but nobody has done what Mansory did to the GT. We’re not just talking about adding aero bits here and there; we’re talking about a project that included a complete redesign of the American supercar’s body.

The basic design elements of the GT remain intact — the flying buttresses are still there — but everything else has been changed. The bodywork is completely replaced. It’s also wider than the standard GT.

The headlights are completely different, too. Not only are they almost indented inside the bodywork of the car, but the configuration is different.

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The standard round eyes of the GT are gone, replaced by four individual headlights that create a twin-eye look.

Le Mansory also features enough flicks and canards to make the car as aerodynamic as any car that’s out on the road. There’s no full hood on the Mansory-built GT, either. All you see is a triangular hood that’s flanked by cooling vents. The latter help channel the air that enters through the modified grilles in the front and exits from the vents, traveling to the A-pillars and creating a smooth and well-balanced flow of air around the car. Even the car’s roof comes with working snorkels that also channel air, this time straight into the beating heart of the supercar.

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The massive rear wing is another inescapable sight. It’s no longer an active wing like the one that we can see in the standard Ford GT. But it’s huge, and it does its job of creating downforce in the rear end of the car to help keep it planted on the road.

Down below are three round exhaust pipes, one more than what the standard GT carries. The diffuser setup is also different and far more enhanced than what we know about the Ford supercar. Notice the aero flicks on opposite sides of the car? Those are also aerodynamic aids for the Le Mansory.

What does the interior look like?

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As unique as the Le Mansory looks from the outside, it’s in the interior where it sets itself apart compared to the Ford GT. Those who have been inside a Ford GT will attest to how pedestrian the supercar’s interior looks like relative to other exotics in its class.

Fortunately, there is no such problem with the Le Mansory. You’ll notice it even before you step inside the car.

The entire surface of the interior has been changed and redone. The carbon-fiber seats remain, but the trim and the materials that were used to dress it up are all different and admittedly more upscale than anything Ford has used on its resident halo model.
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Most of the interior trim panels have also been repainted in a clean white finish to complement the blue accents scattered throughout the interior. The steering wheel, which is also new, by the way, is now dressed to the nines in carbon fiber.

Mansory even had the wherewithal to relocate the start button from its original location on the center tunnel to up on the roof where you can press it, fighter jet-style, and listen as the Le Mansory comes to life in the most intimidating way imaginable.

What kind of monstrous engine upgrade program did Mansory create for the Le Mansory?

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This is a full-blown recreation of a bona fide supercar. The German tuner is famous for this kind of attention-to-detail; that extends to the engine upgrade program that was prepared for the American exotic.

Mind you, in stock form, the Ford GT is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that produced a stout 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.

The power output has since been bumped up to 660 horsepower beginning with the 2020MY of the supercar. The slight increase Ford gave to the GT’s engine wasn’t enough to satisfy Mansory so the tuner went and did what it always does.

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Extensive work to the twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 engine’s ECU netted a new output of 700 horsepower and 619 pound-feet of torque. Those figures represent increases of 40 horsepower and 69 pound-feet of torque over the stock engine’s output.

While it’s not as over-the-top as we thought it’d be coming from Mansory, the increase is still a welcome development, in part because the Le Mansory, at least according to the people behind it, can now top out at 220 mph. That’s four mph more than the standard Ford GT.

The tuner didn’t mention an acceleration time, but we do know that the stock GT can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds. With all the extensive aerodynamic enhancements, coupled with the engine upgrade program, it’s hard not to imagine the Le Mansory pulling off the same feat in under three seconds, say somewhere in the 2.6-second-range?

How many limbs do we have to sell to afford this?

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That is unclear, though I wouldn’t be surprised if you have to outsource beyond your own appendages. Mansory didn’t reveal how much it’s going to cost to build the Le Mansory, but we do know that the Ford GT starts at $450,000 so you’ll have to spend that much to buy the car that Mansory will use as the backbone of its conversion. Is it possible that the Le Mansory could cost as much as $1 million? I wouldn’t be surprised, to say the least.

Final Thoughts

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There’s a segment of the car-loving population that does not like the products that Mansory rolls out. The common reaction is that Mansory has overblown its products, often to the point of being completely over-the-top. It’s hard to disagree with that sentiment, especially with Mansory’s track record.

I’ve heard people say that the German tuner bastardized the Ford GT beyond recognition. I’ve heard others say that the Le Mansory is nothing more than a vanity project for a tuner that’s celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. All points are taken and considered, but I’m on the other side of the reaction fence.

I like what Mansory did here, and it’s not just because the Le Mansory is limited to just six units. I like it because it represents Mansory’s identity as an aftermarket company. Like it or not, the tuner swings for the fences. It doesn’t always blast a moon shot — there are some strikeouts — but you can bet that Mansory isn’t afraid to let it rip.

Sure, people can say that the comprehensive rebuild of the Ford GT is a vanity project; I think it’s a love letter to 30 years of building extraordinary projects. The extensive work that Mansory put into turning the GT into the Le Mansory is what the tuner is all about. Like it or not.

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Under the motto "One car per decade", "Le MANSORY", which is limited to only 3 copies worldwide, forms another special edition on the occasion of MANSORY’s 30th anniversary in 2020.

• Complete vehicle conversion
• Full carbon fibre body
• Special color "Bleurion Race"
• Newly developed LED front headlights
• Power increase to 710 PS and 840 Nm
• Limited to 3 conversions worldwide

It was undisputedly one of the cinema highlights in 2019: the film "Le Mans 66”. Main actor: The Ford GT40 and the legendary race in Le Mans 1966.
While Le Mans is already a place with a special racing history - and has already been ennobled by Steve McQueen with his film adaptation of "Le Mans" – the film “LE Mans 66” has once again focused on one of the most powerful and spectacular vehicles in automotive history.
The subsequent events in Le Mans need not be recounted for long - they and the Ford GT40, which was developed and built for this sole purpose at the time, have been both motorsport history and cult since their furious triple victory in Le Mans in 1966. Everyone knows the story. Everyone knows the Ford GT40.
So what could have been more obvious to refine the new edition of this legendary vehicle - which should not be missing in any renowned collector’s garage worldwide - under the new abbreviation "Ford GT" by MANSORY and thus make it even more desirable? The result:
The Ford GT "Le MANSORY".
In Geneva 2020 MANSORY will present the "Le MANSORY" for the first time in a worldwide limited edition of 6 conversions in total, thus adding another exciting chapter to the rich history of the Ford GT.

The "Le MANSORY" shows unmistakably and impressively why the worldwide reputation of the complete vehicle conversions from MANSORY have become that which has distinguished the MANSORY brand for 30 years now.
The "Le MANSORY" convinces and impresses the observer at first sight thanks to its 5 cm wider full carbon body including its extensive changes in the aerodynamic area and makes the heart of every motorsport enthusiast beat faster.
In addition to the impressive first impression, the standard output of the V6 twin-turbo engine of 483 KW (656 hp) has been increased to a demanding and appropriate 710 hp by extensive modifications to the engine management system, enabling the "Le MANSORY" in combination with adapted aerodynamics to achieve a top speed of 354 km/h (standard: 347 km/h) almost effortlessly.
Chassis modifications and the use of forged rims of the dimensions 9x21" (front) and 12x21" (rear) type "YN.5" with corresponding high-performance tyres “Continental Sport Contact 6” round off the appearance in an elegant and harmonious way and also playfully master the massively increased performance.
However, the LED main headlights, which have been completely newly and exclusively developed for the "Le MANSORY", are of particular interest. This lighting system, which is divided into four individual headlights, gives the "Le MANSORY" a completely independent look, which on the one hand clearly distinguishes it from the standard, rather round Ford GT, but on the other hand also gives it the best possible citation and, thanks to newly drawn contours and enlarged air inlets, gives it the optical brilliance that makes the "Le MANSORY" so unmistakable.
In the interior, which Ford has kept rather spartan as standard, almost not one single component was left untouched by the MANSORY specialists - as is usual with all MANSORY complete conversions. While the car is dominated exclusively by the colour blue named "Bleurion Race" and the visible carbon fibre in dark grey, the interior of the dashboard and the sports seats are also lined in white-blue Alcantara. The numerous carbon applications distributed throughout the entire passenger cell complement and compose the interior into a harmonious whole.
The "Le MANSORY" is limited to 3 units worldwide.

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