2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 By Mansory
The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 has arguably had one of the most eventful few months of any model in the aftermarket business. In the span of four months, we’ve seen a handful of high-profile tuning firms release programs for the high-performance coupe-SUV. Brabus was the first to do it at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show. Wheelsandmore followed suit in December 2015 and then, at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, we saw two more tuning firms present their own kits for the AMG GLE 63. One was Russian tuner TopCar. The other comes from its German counterpart, Mansory.
Yes, Mansory had a huge presence at Geneva and, while its most outlandish work was reserved for the 4XX Siracusa 488 GTB, this kit for the AMG GLE 63 is arguably the one that’s going to get the most mileage because of the popularity of the model it’s based on. The reality is that while we’ve been flooded with new kits for the AMG GLE 63, there still aren’t that many to choose from.
This particular kit isn’t as flamboyant as some of Mansory’s previous works, but it’s still bodacious enough to get the attention it deserves. The German tuner once again relied on its tried-and-true formula of providing upgrades to the vehicle’s exterior, interior, and engine, adding enough on each section to make it stand out compared to the standard AMG GLE 63, or any other tuning program that’s out on the market today.
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2016 Tesla Model S by Mansory
Over the years, Mansory has built a reputation as one of the most provocative tuning firms in the world. That reputation was on full display at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as the German tuning firm presented a handful of programs, including one for the Ferrari 488 GTB. But there was one program that didn’t get as much time in the spotlight: this somewhat mild kit for the Tesla Model S. Now I can argue that this kit could actually turn into one of the most important programs in Mansory’s recent history.
The Model S program is different in a lot of ways, not the least of which is because it’s for an electric car. But more than that, it’s different because it isn’t what I’d come to expect from the tuner. For one, the exterior upgrades are limited to a few aerodynamic components. It also doesn’t have the kind of horsepower upgrades that Mansory has staked its name on. You know those 1,000 horsepower monsters it’s built in the past? Don’t expect to see it here on the Model S.
Instead, we get a simple program that includes the aforementioned carbon aero kit, a new set of wheels, and a plush and luxurious interior. Some fans of Mansory might be disappointed that the tuner didn’t turn the Model S into a full-blown Decepticon, but for those who appreciate the subtleties of the tuner’s genius, this kit is a good representation of what Mansory is capable of, even if it took the road less traveled to get there.
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2016 Lamborghini Aventador 750-4 Superveloce J.S.1 Edition By Mansory
Mansory is known in the tuning world for a lot of things, but what really sets it apart from the rest of its contemporaries is its ability to build one-off creations for specific people. Just last month, the German tuner unveiled the Rolls-Royce Wraith Palm Edition 999, a nine-off project built for an exclusive lot of people who could afford it. As a follow up to that bespoke wonder, Mansory has unveiled its latest work of art, the one-off Lamborghini Aventador J.S 1 Edition.
Based on the Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce, the Aventador J.S. 1 Edition is a customized project that Mansory built for billionaire art dealer James Stunt. Most people in the industry also know him as the husband of Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. But that’s a story for another time. This is all about the Aventador J.S 1 Edition, which really makes all other Aventadors look pedestrian by comparison.
First, there’s all that carbon fiber on the body. Granted, a lot of tuners have used the material for their own programs. But rarely has the final product looked like this one. It’s blacked out and dressed to the hilt with pre-preg carbon fiber. More importantly, it also has an engine tune that takes the Superveloce’s 750-horsepower output and brings it up to a level worth its incredulous body.
Mansory has built a lot of these projects in the past, but this one ranks right up there as one of the best ones yet.
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2016 Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe Black Edition By Mansory
There are times when an aftermarket company reaches a level of importance that it transcends the genre. I’d like to think that Mansory reached that status a long time ago. The Swiss tuner is renowned for its aftermarket programs and over the years, we’ve seen some of the most incredible kits for some of the finest cars in the world, all of which share one thing in common in that they were all built by Mansory. Remember the Lamborghini Aventador Carbonado GT? How about the Ferrari F12 Stallone or the Bugatti Veyron Vivere?
Those are just a few examples of the many kits Mansory has built. Back at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, it presented an equally dynamic program for the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe, called the Black Edition. As the name implies, the AMG S63 Coupe was completely blacked out and decked with a ridiculous amount of aerodynamic improvements that put to shame the AMG S63 Coupe Diamond Edition, another kit for the high-powered S-Class Mansory presented in May 2015.
Basically, the Black Edition was like an HGH-injected version of the Diamond Edition. In addition to rocking an otherworldly aero kit, it also had more wheel options and a more powerful engine modification that saw the car’s output break four digits in the horsepower scale. Think the offer of 887 horsepower in the Diamond Edition was over-the-top? You might start questioning your lot in life once you learn how much horses are under the hood of the AMG S63 Coupe Black Edition.
This is Mansory at its best and this kit is living proof of that.
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It’s been a while since we last heard from Swiss tuner Mansory. So we were admittedly caught by surprise when the tuner sent us details of its new aftermarket program. We’ve gotten used to Mansory building insane-looking kits for supercars we forgot that it’s equally adept in dressing up SUVs like the Range Rover Sport.
The tuner’s program for the Range Rover Sport is typical Mansory. It’s got a comprehensive mix of aerodynamic and performance upgrades for a wide range of Range Rover models, including the Sport and the Vogue.
You only need to look at the photos to see how different the Range looks. It didn’t satisfied our overwhelming seal of approval, but some of us do think that it’s an acquired taste, which really is what Mansory is all about.
But we can’t argue about the engine upgrade on the Range Rover Sport, which includes a pulley kit used in addition to the famed Mansory engine control unit. Mansory’s got the pulse of every mechanical program it does and this one for the Range is no different.
Kind of makes up for that over-the-top look of the British luxury SUV.
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Swiss tuner Mansory has been in the aftermarket business long enough for it have established a reputation as one of the best to ever do it. It’s programs grace some of the best luxury and performance vehicles on the market that now includes the Porsche Panamera. Mansory’s program for the Panamera features an extensive list of modifications that bring out the best in the German saloon. We’ve seen many tuners work on the Panamera before, but there’s only a handful of them that can really claim to be on the level of Mansory.
For this program, Mansory worked on giving the Panamera a more refined appearance to complement its enormous engine upgrade. It’s actually nice to see the aftermarket company restrain itself from its usual over-the-top styling tendencies.
We can even make a case that the program’s combination of efficient aerodynamics and the massive engine upgrades make for an impressive kit that owners of the Panamera should consider when looking for an aftermarket modification for their beloved German luxury sports sedan. If I had a Porsche Panamera, Mansory would be near or at the top of my list. That’s how much respect I have for a company that has been doing its thing longer than some of us have been alive.
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Having a Mercedes puts owners in a fairly elite group, but having a Mercedes G63 AMG 6X6 puts owners in a group so elite they might as well have their own island. However, for those Mercedes 6X6 owners who feel the island might be too crowded, vehicle tuner Mansory has a solution.
Starting with a “stock” G63 AMG 6X6, the company goes to work customizing the exterior, interior, and adding gobs of power under the hood. Starting on the outside, the front grille gets the usual Mansory touch, with the large M badge. Upgraded headlights help light the way while a full carbon-fiber hood covers the engine.
Speaking of which, Mansory takes the 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 down to the bare block, rebuilding it with race-ready components such as new pistons, connecting rods, the crankshaft, and cylinder heads. The mechanical transformation takes the AMG engine from 536 horsepower to a mind-blowing 829 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque. Then again, the G63 6X6 is a lot of truck to move.
The upgrades continue with new side vents for the engine bay and new front and rear air deflectors made from composite materials. Inside, the cabin is dressed to impress with even more carbon-fiber bits, custom leather seating, and upgraded Alcantara and wood accents.
Needless to say, the dolled-up Mansory G63 6X6 will cost quite a bit more than the standard truck’s asking price of roughly $600,000. With all the performance add-ons and visual upgrades, we wouldn’t be surprised to see another $150,000 tacked onto that price.
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Mansory sure wasn’t kidding when it described its Carbonado GT program for the Lamborghini Aventador as an overdose in carbon fiber.
To be more specific, the Swiss tuner used a carbon-fiber weave with a stealth look, which apparently is what it uses exclusively in a lot of its programs. That should be cause for confusion for those not privy to such technological marvel, but its all in a days work for Mansory.
In a lot of ways, the Swiss tuner has made a living out of these fanciful programs. Some of these projects have been knocked out of the park, while some have been complete whiffs. That said, the roster that Mansory has brought to Geneva, specifically the Carbonado GT, has been a showcase on why the company is considered one of the most exclusive aftermarket tuners in the business.
For better or for worse, Mansory wants to overwhelm even the most hardened of skeptics. And with the Carbonado GT program for the Lamborghini Aventador, and that’s precisely what it accomplished.
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It’s understandable that Bugatti’s Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Rembrandt Bugatti Edition will get a lot of the love at the Geneva Motor Show. But don’t start thinking that it’s the only Veyron in attendance because Mansory won’t have any of it.
That’s because the Swiss tuner brought its own Veyron to the party, or to be more specific, its new Vivere program for the mighty Bugatti supercar.
This isn’t the first time Bugatti has been the subject of Mansory’s tender love and affection. But unlike its predecessor, the Vincero, the Vivere is, shall we say, a little more comprehensive on the facelift front, even if there’s a conspicuous absence of any sort of engine upgrade.
Maybe Mansory forgot to add one, or it just thought the program was best suited for aesthetic and aerodynamic upgrades only. Either way, it sure does liven up the Veyron, even if "livening up the Veyron" doesn’t necessarily translate to a better program.
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European soccer players are famous for their amazing passion for high-performance sports cars. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, is famous for his 20-car collection that is valued at more than $4 million. His collection includes, among others, a Bugatti Veyron, a Ferrari 599 GTO and a Lamborghini Aventador.
Now it’s time for Jose Mourinho — a famous Portuguese soccer manager — to step into the supercar world. The folks over at Mansory, in cooperation with Raff House, started to work on a supercar that bears the soccer coach’s name.
All we have on the upcoming Mourinho supercar is a teaser image and some basic details. The model will be developed using unique technologies and will feature a 750-horsepower engine. Additionally, its body will be built almost entirely from carbon fiber, with only the spoiler and the vents being made from chrome-plated aluminum in a shade that is "tough to manufacture" — whatever that means...
The Mourinho supercar will be unveiled in 2014 and will be limited to only 11 units. We have no details on the price just yet, we can assure you that it will be more than $1 million.
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You can always count on Mansory to have more than just one aftermarket program offering whenever a major auto show rolls around.
It’s no different this time at Frankfurt, as the Swiss tuner has some pretty impressive programs on the show floor, one of which includes this completely customized Mercedes CLS 63 AMG.
While not as, shall we say, grandiose, as the other projects it has at Frankfurt, the luxury sports sedan still receives the benefit of being worked on by Mansory, which is regarded as one of the best in the business.
Aesthetic, aerodynamic and performance upgrades are being offered, beginning with the use of autoclave-prepreg carbon fiber on a variety of components on the body. The hood of the CLS 63 AMG is especially new, providing both a visual and aerodynamic improvement to the overall profile of the car. New side-sill sets and cladding allows the sedan to gain some width — around 50 mm on the front axle and 80 mm on the rear.
Speaking of the back, Mansory installed a new diffuser under the equally new rear apron, allowing for a harmonious working relationship with the rear spoiler to increase the sports coupe’s down-thrust.
Rounding out the mod list for the exterior is a new set of 20-inch ultralight forged wheels
The usual interior digs are offered for this program, including aluminum pedals and footrests, a redesigned sports steering wheel, carbon-fiber components on the dash and console, and of course, full-leather upholstery.
As always, Mansory went to town working on the CLS 63 AMG’s 5.5-liter V-8 engine. In this instance, the modifications involved setting up a newly programmed control unit and adding a new sports air filter for increased oxygen supply to the engine. All told, the CLS 63 AMG is now capable of pumping out 631 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque — a boost of 81 horsepower and 132 pound-feet over the stock model. We estimate these improvements to give the CLS 63 AMG a 0-to-60 mph sprint time of 3.6 seconds with a top speed in the neighborhood of 190 mph.
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To be clear: you’ve seen this program before from Mansory at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show back in March.
But the Swiss tuner wasn’t content with building just one show-piece model of the Gronos program for the Mercedes G63 and G65 AMG models. So it built another one, and quite frankly, the model that’s being shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show is even more over-the-top than the one we saw in Geneva.
If you remember, the Gronos program back in Geneva sported a Magic Yellow paint finish, outlandish but not really too out-of-this-world. This one appears to come in naked carbon, with Mansory opting to show the newly designed bodywork in all of its ultra-light carbon glory. Notice also similar treatments done on the front spoiler, particularly the way the tuner positioned the LED daytime running lights and the front fairing that lays over it. Even the roof, the mirror housings and the decorative trims on the sides of the utility SUV exude the pure-carbon design without any coloring.
Moving inside, the modifications are a little more subdued, although still distinct enough to warrant attention. The dashboard, as well as the entire area of the center console, is completely redesigned, while various parts of the cabin are treated to a combination of pristine leather, fine wood and carbon-fiber details. With all these materials in play and subject to a customer’s whims and tastes, you can pretty much dress up your own G63 AMG anyway you want using only the finest materials available.
Like the first Gronos program that was showcased in Geneva, this one received a completely reworked 5.5-liter V-8 engine that’s been kitted with real racing components, a lot of which have been changed to go with a newly designed exhaust system. In the end, the G63 AMG Gronos now pushes out 840 horsepower and an electronically limited 738 pound-feet of torque. The 0-to-60 mph sprint is now estimated at just under four seconds, and top speed is now 175 mph.
For the entire program, vehicle included, Mansory is asking quite a pretty penny for the Gronos program to the tune of €1.1 million, which is about $1.4 million based on current exchange rates.
Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Mercedes G65 AMG Gronos program from Geneva