Mansory will attend its home (second home) motor show in Geneva, bringing a tuned version of McLaren MP4-12C along.
And it’s a pretty heavy job. The British supercar has received a thorough treatment, including visual and mechanical upgrades.
Mansory, as always, wants to differentiate itself from the pack. But more often than not, they end up creating pretty ugly cars in their quest to be different. This kit on the McLaren MP4 is carefully designed and is made of high-tech materials for lightness and rigidity. But it’s not what you call sexy.
The car is widened by 60mm thanks to the fender flares and new side skirts. It also has a new face with a heavily revised bumper and LED lights, plus an air splitter and a new carbon fiber bonnet. Around at the back, you get a big diffuser and an even bigger wing, plus a new engine cover.
Pretty it may not be, but the body kit has undeniable aerodynamic and weight-saving advantages.
As far as technicalities, Mansory provides the biturbo V8 of the MP4 with a high-performance exhaust system, a new engine-management system and a sports air filter with increased airflow. As a result, the power goes up from the standard 608 PS to 670 PS, with 675 Nm of torque.
Thanks to the increased power, the top speed is now 353 km/h. Fortunately, the McLaren’s chassis and brakes are up to the job to cope with that kind of speed.
Other pats of the package include 20-inch wheels at front with tyres of the size 245/30ZR20, and 21-inch at the rear with 305/25ZR21 tyres, and an interior treatment with items like newly designed airbag sports steering wheel, the aluminium pedals and the real carbon-fibre elements.